Seventy-five years after India attained freedom at the stroke of the midnight hour, the Indian
economy has emerged as one of the largest in the world, with a vibrant start-up ecosystem. It has
certainly come a long way since the time economic performance, shackled by socialist policies and
the License-Permit-Quota Raj, was christened the ‘Hindu rate of growth’. In an attempt to understand
this remarkably robust and resilient growth story of Indian business and enterprise, Amitabh Kant
offers a multi-faceted survey of the nation’s business heritage and culture in Made in India.
This is a groundbreaking account of the development of Indian business and enterprise from the
colonial period to the present. It not only introduces readers to formative business leaders (including
Jamsetji Tata, Ghanshyam Das Birla and Walchand Hirachand Doshi) and leading firms (Wadia
Group, Kirloskar Brothers Limited and Shapoorji Pallonji) but also analyse their presence in the
country’s economy, their growth over time and their true impact on society.
Made in India comes to life with inspiring stories of entrepreneurs like Sunil Bharti Mittal and Rahul
Bhatia, who have navigated many ups and downs on the road to building successful enterprises.
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