India Unbound

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Anchor Books, 2002 - Business & Economics - 412 pages
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India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty. The nation’s rise is one of the great international stories of the late twentieth century, and in India Unbound the acclaimed columnist Gurcharan Das offers a sweeping economic history of India from independence to the new millennium.

Das shows how India’s policies after 1947 condemned the nation to a hobbled economy until 1991, when the government instituted sweeping reforms that paved the way for extraordinary growth. Das traces these developments and tells the stories of the major players from Nehru through today. As the former CEO of Proctor & Gamble India, Das offers a unique insider’s perspective and he deftly interweaves memoir with history, creating a book that is at once vigorously analytical and vividly written. Impassioned, erudite, and eminently readable, India Unbound is a must for anyone interested in the global economy and its future.

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A sturdy—and highly optimistic—analysis of Indian politics and economics.Times of India columnist Das was once a youthful idealist who believed passionately in Nehru's version of socialism and later ... Read full review

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In 1991, four decades of Nehruvian socialism fell before the economic reforms of Indian Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. In the subsequent decade of India's deregulation, the national debt has decreased ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Gucharan Das, formerly CEO of Procter & Gamble India, is a venture capitalist and consultant, as well as a columnist for the Times of India. He lives in New Delhi.

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