Overview[ edit ] India Unbound is mainly about the transformation of India from birth of the writer in to The author majorly speaks about the Indian politics and the economy of India. The book is a great mixture of memoir, economic analysis, social investigation, political scrutiny and managerial outlook being thrown into the understanding of India. As other authors cherish the revolution that began with independence in , Gurcharan Das does not find full cause for jubilation until , when India unleashed a series of economic reforms , the start of an "economic revolution" that he believes "may well be more important than the political revolution. Gurucharan Das starts with the augmentation of the railways in India , which was presumed to usher India into the industrial revolution. The book also points to the factors which led to the decline in the Indian economy under the British Raj.
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Shelves: indian-author , non-fiction , information , indology This is a great book to understand the political economy of post independent India till the onset of software revolution.
Written in an easy to understand language yet so compelling and scholarly. Read if you want to know about the problems people faced during the license raj and why reforms were necessary. It is just a casual read book still invokes This is a great book to understand the political economy of post independent India till the onset of software revolution. He points out that Indias economy has been on the passive front until the information technology plunged India to forefrontCompanies like Infosys and schools like NIT have a big hand in shaping up this image of better India thus adding to 9.
Now it seems as though India has a promising potential to become of the major economic power…Its sad that it took more than fifty years after Independence for the country to see the dawn of economic progress..
He feels that government is actually hampering the growth of the country in the name of bringing about development and new policies that never see the light of execution…He has given a personal account in chapter one where his grandfather feels, had India been under British raj there would have been more progress to the country..
But I still doubt that though.. He says that Indian are skeptic about the reforms on a global front for the basis irregular cultural views and in turn has resulted in depleted state of affairs in the rural part of the country which forms the larger junk of India.. The social status is not evenly distributed resulting in a disarrayed social hiatus.. International monetary fund forced India to bring about changes that is explained well in the book..
He gives practical and logical strategies for the development.. Das backs P. By the end of world war I predictably India had everything to move forward with Industrial revelution unfortunately that never happened, he reasons out that Agriculture and the industry never went hand in hand which let out the other..
Inspite of the green revelution without the back up from industry failed misery in the path of development Even now because of poor policies its difficult for the country progress inspite of high investments. By denying foreign investments India has deprived itself from the benefits cutting edge technolgy and world class competition.. Indian generations were betrayed by its rulers by advocation of wrong methods of development thereby ruining its future prospects..
While even China did a better job inspite all the civil problems in improving the standard of living Now the country has realised that its all about the revolutionary ideas that will help the country to think out of the box rather following the outdated policies, Many private entepreneurs are on the move slowly but steadily building up India in a good way According to him the Liberal revolution , opening up to new foreign trade and investment and boom in Information technology is the key that should be put in level for the country to go ahead..
India has failed bigtime in building up the human quotient in terms of harnessing their abilities which would bring about the needed outcome..
He says its high time that India stops battling between the conservative Nehruvian socialist caste ridden views and new global capitalism.. I do not think that an overnight change that he has described is feasible but like his optimism for a change is definitely on the card He has written the book in an autobiographical style, reflecting upon the policies of the government like a common man might feel when he reads about the policy by the leaders..
Sometimes thinking about its implications and future.. In that aspect the book is been able to built the intimacy with the reader.. Even for a person with less knowlede in economy and politics nothing seemed jargon..
India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age