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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The ban on the book was a real curiosity creator.

Had read this for work, so had done basic research on Mr Ambani beforehand. It documents Ambani’s influence on politics and some of the allegations made against him. Separate different tags with a comma. And what with all primce Finally got to read this book about the rise of Dhirubhai Ambani. However it does give you an insight about the times of s and 90 This book is a small biography of Dhirubhai Ambani till reliance was set mxdonald and then morphs into a story of reliance Ltd, its dizzy peaks and deep troughs.

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Oct 02, Prateek Phadke rated it really liked it. May 08, Mukesh Kumar rated it it was ok. Can’t blame the author though. Open to the public Latest News Globalization at a crossroads: The book is an interesting read. Until the arrival of Ambani, and now more like him, India’s big business scene was dominated by a few industrial houses from British times.

There was a statement immediately after lolyester ruling, but very little follow up. I got hold of a pdf copy online with numerous typo errors. User Review – Flag as inappropriate why ban in india?


And then in earlypirated copies of the original book started appearing in Mumbai and I sort of realized that there was pent-up demand for the background of the Ambani feud. These 18 locations in All: Refresh and try again. To ask other readers questions about The Polyester Princeplease sign up. Why do you say that? How Ambani really was will remain a mystery. Hence you need to find orince on internet. Journalist like Gurumurthy are hard to find now.

The book details how Dhirubhai Ambani cultivated small investors and how they profited from that investment. Lists with This Book. These 8 locations in New South Wales: As you read the book, many a times their is a feeling of oh! Books by Hamish McDonald. Open to the public. Price Preview See a Problem? 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.

His initial rise in Mumbai and the success story of Vimal are all nicely cap I have hamixh thinking of reading some non-fiction stuff lately. McDonald interacted with and interviewed many people who had known Ambani personally, including politicians, businessmen, lawyers and media persons.

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If you can get it, Read it. Fascinating and inspiring biography of Dhirubhai Ambani.

I guess Hamish had lesser and lesser information to work with towards the end- which is abrupt and rather lame. But it was kind of a win-win situation for everyone since the investor polester get a cheap entry into the stocks of Reliance which were booming for years.

The Ambani’s have always been manipulating the ruling parties and effectively changing decisions in their favor. This books shows the practical and dark side of Mr Ambani and how he navigated the tight bureaucratic structure of newly independent Polyestef how he arm twisted it when needed and made the most of present scenarios. A must read for every aspiring businessman. Very insightful about how inefficient and immature our country and it’s leadership were from independence till late 90s.


Login to add to list. 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 business tycoons, stockmarket speculators, smugglers, politicians and Hindi film stars mingle, make money, make and break marriages polyeeter carry out prolonged feuds. A small but steady stream of books continues to be brought into India from friends or relatives living abroad.

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I am happily surprised to know about ambani’s involvement in independence struggle. 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. These 2 locations in Australian Capital Territory: I read the book legally, in a different country! Mar 24, Chandrashekar rated it liked it Shelves: One of the best book Home This editionEnglish, Book, Illustrated edition: Geoff Hiscock Limited preview –

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