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The Mouse Merchant: Money in Ancient India (The Story of Indian Business)

By: Arshia Sattar (Author) & Gurcharan Das (Intro.)

Price: $7.47

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

Seller ID: 107404

ISBN: 0143424726

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Even in ancient India, money is always a good thing and everyone wants it. The stories in The Mouse Merchant selected from the Sanskrit universe, from the period of the late Rig Veda to the twelfth century tells us how money was dealt with in everyday life in ancient and medieval Indian society. At the heart of these tales is the merchant. Sometimes gullible, sometimes greedy ingenious at some moments, dim-witted at others and hopelessly in love with courtesans but also loyal to their wives, our merchant heroes show how innovation in business is sometimes more important than capital. The Mouse... View more info

India Unbound: A Personal Account of the Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age

By: Gurcharan Das

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, USA, Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007245

ISBN: 037541164X

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 425 View more info

A Fine Family: A Novel

By: Gurcharan Das

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016858

ISBN: 0140122583

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Printed pages: 347. View more info

The Difficulty of Being Good on the Subtle Art of Dharma

By: Gurcharan Das

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Allen Lane: An Imprint of Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 039736

ISBN: 0143418971

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The World of the Tamil Merchant: Pioneers of International Trade

By: Kanakalatha Mukund; Gurcharan Das (Series Editor)

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, UK, Allen Lane: An Imprint of Penguin Books:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037417

ISBN: 0143424734

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Merchants of Tamilakam: Pioneers of International Trade by Kanakalatha Mukund and Gurcharan Das is a book that deals with the subject of trade during the 18th Century in the Tamil provinces in India. This book analyses the relationship between the state, the temple, and society in the region of Tamilakam, and traces the distribution of power among these entities. The book provides an account of the different ports and dominions that existed during that period. It highlights the role played by the different dynasties such as the Cholas and Pallavas in the overall development of international tr... View more info

Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road (The Story of Indian Business)

By: Scott C. Levi (Author) & Gurcharan Das (Frwd)

Price: $11.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Allen Lane/Penguin Books: 2015

Seller ID: 107401

ISBN: 0670087300

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Caravans tells the fascinating story of tens of thousands of intrepid Multani and Shikarpuri merchants who risked everything to travel great distances and spend years of their lives pursuing their fortunes in foreign lands.From the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, these merchants lived as 'guests' in cities and villages across Afghanistan, Central Asia, Iran and Russia. Setting aside beliefs that caravan traders were simple peddlers, Scott C. Levi examines the sophisticated techniques these merchants used to convert a modest amount of merchandise into vast portfolios of trade and mo... View more info

The Marwaris: From Jagat Seth to the Birlas (The Story of Indian Business)

By: Thomas A. Timberg (Author) & Gurcharan Das (Intro.)

Price: $9.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107405

ISBN: 014342405X

Condition: New


In the nineteenth century, a tiny community from the deserts of Rajasthan spread out to every corner of India. The Marwaris controlled much of the countrys inland trade by the time of the First World War. They then turned their hand to industry and by the 1970s, owned most of Indias private industrial assets. Today, Marwari businessmen account for a quarter of the Indian names on the Forbes billionaires list. What makes the Marwaris so successful? Is it their indomitable enterprise or their incredible appetite for risk? In this new book, Thomas Timberg shows how the Marwaris rely on a centurie... View more info

Arthashastra: The Science of Wealth (The Story of Indian Business)

By: Thomas R. Trautmann (Author) & Gurcharan Das (Intro.)

Price: $9.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.: 2016

Seller ID: 107406

ISBN: 0143426184

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Trautmann's analysis and rendering of Arthashashtra is a unique exercise' - Business Standard This book is a definitive introduction to the classic text, the Arthashastra, the world's first manual on political economy. The 2000-year-old treatise is ascribed to Kautilya, the prime minister of King Chandragupta Maurya, and is as important to Indian thought as Machiavelli?s The Prince is to Europe. Arthashastra, or 'the science of wealth', is a study of economic enterprise, and advises the king-entrepreneur on how to create prosperity. Thomas Trautmann?s exploration of this seminal work illuminat... View more info

The East India Company: The World's Most Powerful Corporation (The Story of Indian Business)

By: Tirthankar Roy (Author) & Gurcharan Das (Intro.)

Price: $9.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

Seller ID: 107407

ISBN: 0143426176

Condition: New


The East India Company is an interesting inspection of how a colonial company defined the way we do business today'-BusinessWorld this groundbreaking study examines how the East India Company founded an empire in India at the same time it started losing ground in business. For over 200 years, the Company's vast business network had spanned Persia, India, China, Indonesia and North America. But in the late 1700s, its career took a dramatic turn, and it ended up being an empire builder. In this fascinating account, Tirthankar Roy reveals how the Company?s trade with India changed it - and how th... View more info