India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty. The nationas 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 Indiaas 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 a Gamble India, Das offers a unique insideras 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.Indian Railways, one of the worlda#39;s greatest railway systems, was built soon after the British crown took over the running of ... At a time when jobs were scarce he had landed a coveted job in the railways entirely on his own initiative. ... But he stuck it out, made a name for himself as a tennis player, and in the end was sent on his first job to Calcutta as assistant mechanical engineer in the Sealdah division.
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