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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I got hold of a pdf copy online with numerous typo errors. Thus, many could argue that the book was more of an indictment of the moth-eaten Indian fiscal system than of Ambani himself.

Articles and news item are also driven by business houses. But it comes after the disgraceful hounding of the painter M. Reliance shareholders meeting in a football stadium!!

Tough to judge from the story. Therefore, had the Ambani sons over-reacted to the book? Dhitubhai ambitions were racing even further.

The Polyester Prince: Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani – Guruprasad’s Portal

Read it if you want to know how to find a business opportunity where somebody else cannot It might help if this is passed down to lower benches. Now, alas, more have joined the club. Oct 02, Prateek Phadke rated it really liked it.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Feb 08, Thf rated it it was amazing. The truce lasted for three years.

Hence you need to find it on internet. In and even now, if a book is bandied around as one that should be read and discussed, it is The Polyester Prince.

Great to know prine behind the scene story of the Ambanis.

The Unhappy Prince: How Reliance Buried a Book

A must read business biography. Engaging and informative although experience with money management, law and Indian politics would facilitate a greater understanding of the situations described.

Still, the detailed introduction from the original work where McDonald had delineated his encounter with Dhirubhai down to the pre-publication injunction against the book dhiirubhai left out. Well I am kind of a person who reads book and like those who risse facts and figurethey only its good to believe This was a freebee from Goodreads and seems to be an unedited first or second draft.

The book was never published in India and was banned there. Second, these fanatical or insecure followers have found an ally in the courts. HarperCollins was allegedly threatened with multiple injunctions.

I have been thinking of reading some non-fiction stuff lately. Cases like these drag on for years, and the book would never be published. His door was open 24 hours a day for journalists. Money is the big player in politics. The meticulously-researched and riveting study had revealed the workings of a clandestine system of deceit, and named those involved in a year trail of flagrant cover-ups and abject denials.


The Polyester Prince

On 31 Marchthe government retrospectively extended the last date for receipt of the bids. There were even rumours of a raid, and Singh was soon shunted out. McDonald, meanwhile, stepped up work on his book; and physical work it was since he put in a considerable amount of legwork. That was about politics.

He knew the reason he had been summoned, but really it was not the way his company operated. The Yemen silver coins business: View all 9 comments. 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. Later, the book dhiruhbai deeper into events with great detail about his return to India and his gradual dhieubhai after establishing his new company, Reliance.