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 book claims that Dhirubhai Ambani and Co manipulated share price, played the role of really cunning fox at every turn, showed great extent of favoritism to people from Gujarat am Wow that took a long time to complete odd pages.

I guess Hamish had lesser and lesser information to work with towards the end- which is abrupt and rather lame. Along with expansion, however, have come the intricate political connections, a whole raft of corruption charges and a rollercoaster of booms and crashes for Ambani and his company.

Sep 17, Vinay Aggarwal rated it really liked it.

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. An injunction was taken out against publication in Feels more like a thriller, than a biography.

A must read for every aspiring businessman. It will take you on the journey of Dhirubhai Ambani’s struggle, competence, hard-work, excellent management skills and forward thinking. The University of Melbourne. However, buried amidst all of this, there are some interesting factoids too, which might have been scandalous upon the polyesteer of the book.

This books shows the practical and dark side of Mr Ambani and how he navigated the tight bureaucratic structure of newly independent India; how he arm twisted it when needed and made the most of present scenarios. I think the loyalty of Reliance investors has been shaken by the split.


This book is a prime example of that. How Ambani really was will remain a mystery. It documents Ambani’s influence on politics and some of the allegations made against him. I have been thinking of reading some non-fiction stuff lately. Hamish extensive research of India’s corporate world of s and 90s hajish how an Industrialist read Dhirubhai Ambani took advantage of the tedious and corrupt bureaucratic set up rather than crying over it.

Jan 31, Kanu cmdonald it really liked it. Tags What are tags? One is left with the feeling that the complex saga of the Ambani empire probably needed a better narration. Wow that took a long time to complete odd pages.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. McDonald expressed surprise that HarperCollins India had even attempted to publish the book. Had read this for work, so had done basic research on Mr Ambani beforehand. One star deducted because the book seemed to need some proofreading and editing, with some obvious mistakes. Money is the big player in politics. Unlike the Indian enterpreneur-biographies, which portray businessmen as saints, Hamish also hints at how the system was perfectly engineered by Ambani to further his empire.

There was a statement immediately after the ruling, but very little follow up. Oct 21, Rahul rated it it was amazing. Ambani Brothers failed to stop Internet: These 2 locations in Australian Capital Territory: The magazines were full of it and it was enthralling and quite astonishing to read. Paperbackpages. Open to the public ; Physical Description xxi, p.


Rest can mostly be read just like a surprise fiction. That continued with V. History of India revealed through the Polyester days.

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An Indian could have never written bamish. As you read the book, many a times their is a feeling of oh! It would be no surprise if Modi has also been cunningly used by them. This is the story of a rising capitalist group in post-independence India. There is not much in the appendix to prove that what it says is truth.

Doubts arise is this the way Business houses needs to be build or should their be an purpose of doing business? The writing style frequently goes back and forth in time, making it confusing sometimes. Be the first to add this to a list. By using this site, polyestdr agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Well I am kind of a person who reads book and like those who gives facts and figurethey only its good to believe Calling this a biography would be wrong I feel. Comments and reviews What are comments?

Read it if you want to know how to find a business opportunity where somebody else cannot I also found that the book digresses sometimes to unrelated politics and becomes very slow This is almost a thriller novel with government, corporations, detectives and all dirty things money could do. Thu, Sep 23 These 3 locations in Queensland: