India’s Road to Transformation: Why Leadership Matters
India’s Road to Transformation: Why Leadership Matters describes the critical role of political leadership in India which began post-independence until this present age.
Since India’s independence from Britain in 1947, it has been governed by 14 prime ministers, some of whom contributed immensely to its socio-economic development than others. The book shows how using Mahatma Gandhi’s unifying philosophy to rally all Indian people together, great prime ministers such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh, and now Narendra Modi have channeled their energy, power, and political influence to significantly improve the livelihood of the Indian people through their economic and social transformative agendas.
India’s Road to Transformation: Why Leadership Matters is not your typical history book about India; it is a well-researched and neatly documented role of leadership for India’s development, joining the historical dots of socio-economic successes achieved by each predominant Indian government since 1947.
By reading this well-prepared book, you will discover:
- The historical values and structures of India and how they changed over time due to varying political processes and internal strife.
- India’s diversification of its economic activities from an agrarian community to a merchant/trade society and now to a technologically advanced, modern country.
- The transformative actions/steps taken by some prominent Indian leaders, from Nehru to Modi, learning how their timely and effective socio-economic programs saved India from collapsing.
- Some comparative economic yardsticks between India, China, Japan, and the Southeast Asian nations.
- Important suggestions from the authors of this book about how India can sustain its current growth rate and eventually become a superpower such as the US and China.
Congratulations to Professors Sheth and Singh for documenting the extraordinary leadership of Prime Minister Modi in transforming India for the 21st century and to aspire the nation to become the third largest economy of the world. 'India’s Road to Transformation' is a must read for students of management.
As India gets globally integrated, its ancient wisdom is also spreading all over the world ranging from yoga and meditation to inner engineering. My congratulations to Professor Sheth and Mr. Gyanendra Singh for documenting the role of leadership in transforming India to become the third largest economy in the world.
Prof Jagdish N. Sheth is a globally renowned management guru who has influenced academic discourse around the world with his original insights into consumer behaviour, business strategy and the impact of geopolitical developments. I have had the privilege of benefitting immensely from his wisdom. He has always remained an eternal optimist about India's potential to emerge as a global economic power.
In this compelling exposition of India’s Road to Transformation, Prof Sheth, along with his co-author Gyanendra Singh, has chronicled the nation's remarkable rise from a fledgling state struggling to find its feet to a flourishing economic powerhouse that is making its mark on the global stage. He also identifies the factors that are critical to sustaining this rise and ensuring its prosperity benefits every citizen. I strongly recommend this book to Indian and foreign readers.
India’s Road to Transformation is a spellbinding story of India’s transformation from a low-tech to a high-tech nation and from a domestically isolated to a globally integrated economy. India is destined to become the third largest economy in the world as it becomes a global sourcing destination for global enterprises. It is also destined to become the service capital of the world. Professor Sheth and Mr Singh are master storytellers!
Congratulations to Jagdish Sheth and Gyanendra Singh for their moving story of India’s recent transformation. In my previous talks in India, I would raise the question “When will the Indian Tiger wake up?” Surely, India’s leaders must have been miffed seeing the rapid economic rise of its neighbors such as China, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, and Indonesia. Now India can add its name because its economic engine has turned on thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Much more has to be done! All the needed reforms and steps are made clear in this brilliant analysis of India’s ongoing transformation.