DHANDA (Gujarati)

DHANDA (Gujarati)

Author : Shobha Bondre

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Rs. 350
Classification Non Fiction
Pub Date 1 March 2018
Imprint Manjul
Page Extent 338 pp + 16 photo pages
Binding Paperback
Language Gujarati
ISBN 97881-8322-556-4
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Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business is a book that shows you just how the Gujaratis do their ‘dhandha'. This word means ‘business,' and as the author says, the only community who truly does justice in business to this word is the Gujarati community. This community is known for its skills in business and the author has portrayed this in her new book. The book showcases the lives of a few Gujaratis who have succeeded in their ‘dhandha'. The first one is Jaydev Patel, who started off as being one of the many New York Life Insurance agents, but succeeded in selling policies that are worth $2.5 billion and counting. The next instance is that of Bhimjibhai Patel, who is one of the wealthiest diamond merchants in the country and is the co-founder of the very popular Diamond Nagar in Surat.
Dalpatbhai Patel, a Gujarati motelier succeeded in becoming the Mayor of Mansfield County, while Mohanbhai Patel was once the Sheriff of Mumbai and a reputed manufacturer of collapsible aluminium tubes. Hersha and Hasu Shah are Gujaratis who own more than a hundred hotels in the US.
The author has left no stones unturned in scouting the glove to find stories of Gujaratis who have succeeded in their respective ‘dhandhas' and have left their mark in their field. The amazing business sense and determination that the community has to succeed, have been applauded here.

About author

Shobha Bondre is a celebrated and much-published Marathi writer. She has been writing for the last 25 years and has published 13 books, many of them bestsellers that have gone into over 25 editions. The non-Marathi reading world is now keen to read her works and her books are being translated into English, Hindi, and Gujarati. She has written articles, short stories, and columns for prestigious publications like the Maharashtra Times, Loksatta, Lokprabha, Maher, Kirloskar, etc. She has also written dialogues for many popular Marathi TV serials like Abhalmaya, Manasi, Oon Paaus, and Ardhangini. In the last few years, personality profiles of people from various walks of life has become Shobha’s forte. For this, she interacts closely with her subjects, understanding them in their social, familial, emotional, and economic settings. She has won many literary awards for her work, including the Maharashtra State Award for Best Novel in 1997, for Saata Samudrapar.