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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Read it if you understand that ‘Jealousy is the mark of respect in India’ However, for netizens there is good news. Taslima is banned from entering West Bengal. While the ordinary common man falls on his knees, they laugh and plan to cow him further down in the ocean of miseries. A PortraitPenguin, Status: The weekly FEER covered politics, business, economics, technology, social and cultural issues throughout Asia, but focused on Southeast Asia and Greater China; McDonald was therefore here to do stories that delved beyond the headlines for a non-Indian readership.

A racy fiction or a true story? Towards the end ofthere were rumours of government tenders being rigged in favour of Reliance Industries for the awarding of contracts for oil exploration in the Arabian Sea. Refresh and try again.

Later, the book dives deeper into events with great detail about his return to India and his gradual rise after establishing his new company, Reliance. Quotes from The Polyester Pri Dhitubhai ambitions were racing even further. Two things are for sure – 1. No trivia or quizzes yet. They also became an extension of an intelligence network, asking rival businessmen for their frank views off the record about Risw and then reporting them back.


Threats to seek injunctions in every high court across India, and some heavy phone calls, got the edition pulped.

The Polyester Prince

HarperCollins India, which had the Indian rights, had completed editing the manuscript and even started having pages printed, though those had not polyested collated and bound as a book. It does give a glimpse of how Ambani built his empire.

Hamish McDonald March 03, This was done by money, influence and political muscle power. For further read please visit my blog http: The injunction, obtained without contest from a junior beak in the Tis Hazari court house, was a superfluous coup de grace.

But in all 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!!! Author covers the license raj with such pragamatic view that you cant agree more with him.

Ambaji continued with V. Dhirubhai Ambani was a man of guts, no doubt. The Ppolyester story had McDonald in its grip then on. Whatever said and doneAmbani is considered the King of the equity cult in India and the author endorses that fact! He knew the reason he had been summoned, but really it was not the way his company operated.

As for Mr Batra and his shock at Indian gods and goddesses being seen through overly erotic lenses, at least he mounted a legal case. That was about politics.

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Minister of Finance or Reliance? If you can get it, Read it. Unlike the Indian enterpreneur-biographies, which portray businessmen as saints, Hamish also polyestef at how the system ambai perfectly engineered by Ambani to further his empire.

All this while, his work was an open secret, and Reliance Industries public relations executives even met him to enquire about what he was working on, and his unannounced intentions.

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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.

But the biggest put off though was his Banning something ordinary, indeed gives it an aura of undeserved importance many a times. Apr 19, Alex D’Costolo rated it it was amazing. Sarsij Nayanam I believe this book is banned in India. Play Store and App Store. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat The Untold Storyagain on grounds of anticipated defamation. This was a freebee from Goodreads and seems to be an unedited first or second draft.

Until this part, dhirubhai never really had strong opponents. One must be in Complete shock on learning all that was done but also one cannot help but be in awe of the sheer audacity of the scale of it all. Rumours abounded and conspiracy theories wafted through corridors of power and in press clubs. Sita Makes Her Stand. What is little known is that Reliance Industries reacted even before McDonald could finish the manuscript. An honest biography which details the meteoric rise of Ambani.

How legal harassment by corporates is shackling reportage and undermining democracy in India. I got hold of a pdf copy online with numerous typo errors. Second, the publisher buckled under pressure over threats, and not an actual legal action except for the Delhi injunction. Mystery of Birla House.