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5 Nov The book seems like an accurately written chronological account of the growth of Reliance Industries. The truth behind the success of a common man to build. The Polyester Prince: Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani. Whoa!! What a book!! Jam packed with facts, revelations, corporate drama, political dance, underworld deals. Dhirubhai and Kokilaben Ambani invited us to the wedding of their son Anil to . fine cotton textiles, it seemed that people couldn’t get enough polyester. .. and perhaps to a wider audience watching the explosive growth of capitalism across.

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It all came to a grinding halt at the end of Now, alas, more have joined the club. This carried on, people started talking to me, dhiubhai Aden people, the Gujarat employees and the early chapters were building up, the best chapters really.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On the other hand, Orince was frequently lost in all the detailed descriptions of debentures, share market, convertible and non convertible offerings and so on. Very well done throughout the book with well researched facts, a pinch of dramatisation and anecdotal sto Great to know the behind the scene story of the Ambanis.

How Ambani really was will remain a mystery.

It might help if this is passed down to lower benches. Wadia took his leave, and received a curt nod from Indira Gandhi. But in ambanii a good bookswhat the congress has done with this country for the past 50 60 years is not hidden and this book shows a glimpse of thatI am a born Jan sanghiye and after reading all this my hate towards congress only grows!!!

McDonald needed a bigger canvas to tell both the story of Ambani and the interface between business and politics; the idea of a book to do this fleetingly crossed his mind in We Indians, actually have a knack of it.


Since these institutions were not legally allowed to sell to private entities, the entire process was seen as fraudulent. He has also written: I recommend this book to understand how deep routed the link between business houses and law makers in India. The book also brings to light the connection however brief, with the Mumbai underground and the attempted assassination attempt on Nusli Wadia of Bombay Dyeing.

At the time, I stood in the illustrious company of Khushwant Singh, who had a pre-publication injunction taken out by Maneka Gandhi on a book about the Nehru-Gandhi family. Jan 19, Clivemichael rated it liked it Shelves: This is almost a thriller novel with government, corporations, detectives and all dirty things money could do.

Both of this needed huge funds. On 7 February, about three weeks after the elections were announced; the government was persuaded to exempt all polyester yarn imports under REP licences issued since April from customs duty, which was then per cent. A Larsen and Toubro power plant in India. Hamish has studied in deep the Indian market and its bull Bear run.

Oct 11, Manoj Kumar rated it it was amazing. But it comes after the disgraceful hounding of the painter M. Mar 13, Ajeya rated it really liked it. Hamish McDonald 03 March A fascinating biography of Indian textile tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani, this book is the story of a ambni capitalist group in post-independence India. Compare that with our politicians who are using our taxes and depositing it in their Swiss accounts which is neither helping our economy, nor creating jobs.

Nov 24, Sathish Kumar rated it really liked it. Mar 24, Chandrashekar rated prunce liked it Shelves: These Indian publishers come across as duplicitous when they even talk of free expression—track records show aambani they are often the first to flee the battle field.


Some in senior positions would get regular monthly payments or issues of Reliance shares and debentures at par. Dhirubhai had faced hell lot. Hindu King In Islamic India.

The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani

READ if you want to find out what brought Ambanis to the level where they’re today. As you read the book, many a times their is a feeling of oh!

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Retrieved from ” https: It might sound very funny but one must read to book to find out how he managed to do that. It does give a glimpse of how Ambani built his empire. He talked on, and then noticed Indira was doodling on papers on her desk, looking away.

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READ if you aspire of touching the skies one day. A foreign reporter McDonald with nothing to lose could just well be a loose cannon. So it is less of a bio, and more of a documentary on Reliances rise in Indian business scene. One of the best book The public sector unit had explored huge tracts of oil and gas fields in offshore India, which included the Krishna-Godavari gas basin off the coast of Andhra Pradesh.

Although the Supreme Court has tended to act on the side of the freedom of expression, lower courts have been less wise.