India Unbound: from Independence to the Global Information age
India Unbound is the riveting story of a nation’s rise from poverty to prosperity and the clash of ideas that occurred along the way. Gurcharan Das examines the highs and lows of independent India through the prism of history, his own experiences and those of numerous others he has met—from young people in sleepy UP villages to chiefs of software companies in Bangalore. Defining and exploring the new mindset of the nation, India Unbound is the perfect introduction to contemporary India.
About the Author
Gurcharan Das is an author, commentator and thought leader. His latest book, India Grows at Night: A Liberal Case for a Strong State, was on the Financial Times’s best books for 2013. His much-acclaimed The Difficulty of Being Good is ‘a riveting examination of governance and corruption in the modern world,’ said Newsweek. His international bestseller, India Unbound, ‘is a quiet earthquake’ according to the Guardian, and available in seventeen languages and filmed by BBC. Gurcharan Das studied philosophy at Harvard University and later attended Harvard Business School (AMP) where he is featured in three case studies. After heading Procter & Gamble India and South East Asia, he became managing director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning). At fifty, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. He writes a regular column for five Indian newspapers, including the Times of India, and contributes to the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs and the New York Times. He has served on the juries of the Templeton Prize, the Milton Friedman Prize and the McKinsey Award. His other literary works include a novel, A Fine Family, a book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm, and an anthology, Three Plays, consisting of Larins Sahib, a prize-winning play about the British in India, which has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival; Mira, which was produced off-Broadway to critical acclaim from New York critics; and 9 Jakhoo Hill which has been performed in major Indian cities. He is presently editing for Penguin Random House The Story of Indian Business in fifteen volumes, of which seven have already appeared.