Dhirubhai Ambani’s life is a rags-to-riches story, from Bombay’s crowded pavements and bazaars to the city’s extravagantly wealthy social circles where. Banned book: The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani HarperCollins, Status: Injunction against the book in Hamish McDonald The polyester prince: the rise of Dhirubhai Ambani / Hamish McDonald. Author. McDonald, Hamish, Published. St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin.
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This books shows the practical and dark side of Mr Ambani and how he navigated the tight bureaucratic structure of newly independent India; how he arm twisted it when needed and made the most of present scenarios. Articles and news item are also driven by business houses.
The book does a fair bit in portraying the background in terms of the business environment, political scene and media. As you read the book, many a times their is a feeling of oh! In effect, in your view, did the split unlock more value or would a united Reliance have been a better one? Apr 19, Alex D’Costolo rated it it was amazing.
Open to the public ; Had read this for work, so polyesteer done basic research on Mr Ambani beforehand. News paper used to be a big weapon in those times. The textile giant continues to realize his dream to be known as the outsider who took on India’s business establishment and won, establishing a world-class company in the process. Retrieved from ” https: I recommend this book to understand how deep routed the link between business houses and law makers in India.
Along with the dramatic expansion of the Reliance Group have come A fascinating biography of Indian textile tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani, this book is the story of a rising capitalist group in post-independence India. There was a statement immediately after the ruling, but very little follow up. Nov 24, Sathish Kumar rated it really liked it.
It doesn’t help either that the author seems to have a superficial understanding of Indian politics. Just an amazing read that to open the mind and a way to look behind the curtain and understand who appears to be at front are puppets,players are behind the curtain!!!!!!!
The writing style frequently goes back and forth in time, making it confusing sometimes. A complete analysis of Dhirubhai Ambani along with presenting facts about major politicians,parties,scandals in the market and so more,no one could have written it better than Hamish who had an unbiased approach and filter for the gifts and rewards.
McDonald interacted with and interviewed many people who had known Ambani personally, including politicians, businessmen, lawyers and media persons. I think the fact they run two separate businesses now is good for India and good for competition. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. A small but steady stream of books continues to be brought into India from friends or relatives living abroad. The book claims that Dhirubhai Ambani and Co manipulated share price, played the role of really cunning fox at every turn, showed great extent of favoritism to people from Gujarat among other criminal frauds.
Feels more like a thriller, than a biography. This book also take into account the darker side of Dhirubhai Ambani and that could be the reason behind the possible ban on this book in India.
It would have been bad for other players in say the mobile phone industry if one player could feed off the cash flows of Reliance Industries and develop a huge market share. Skip to content Skip to search.
It does give a glimpse of how Ambani built his empire. Be the first to add this to a list. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However it does give you an insight about the times of s and 90s and how systematically the politics of our country for mixed up with its capitalists and their capital possibly with no way back now.
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