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Against All Odds: The IT Story Of India

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S. Kris Gopalakrishnan, N. Dayasindhu, Krishnan Narayanan


‘Our IT industry has placed India on the global centre stage. This book captures the spirit of a confident India and is an inspiration for all of us. ANAND MAHINDRA Chairman, Mahindra Group


The historic ascent of India’s IT sector can now be better understood thanks to Kris Gopalakrishnan’s research and compelling narrative. SATYA NADELLA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft


This book is the first written-down history of IT in India. It is a seminal contribution to advancement of the research of technology historians and the success of entrepreneurs. NARAYANA MURTHY Founder, Infosys-

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“Against All Odds: The IT Story Of India” is an inspiring book that chronicles India’s remarkable journey as a leader in the field of information technology. It takes the reader through the challenges faced by India in the early years after independence and describes how its leaders recognized the potential of the IT industry and set out to build an ecosystem that would support its growth. Through anecdotes and interviews with key players in the Indian IT industry, the book provides a detailed account of how India overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become a global IT powerhouse.

The book highlights the critical role that education and research played in the development of the Indian IT industry. It describes the establishment of world-class universities and research institutes that have produced some of the most talented engineers and scientists in the world. It also provides insights into the factors that have contributed to India’s rise as a global economic power. Overall, “Against All Odds: The IT Story Of India” is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding how determination, resilience, and hard work have led to India’s success in the IT industry.


About the Author

S. ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan is a globally recognized business thought-leader and philanthropist. He co-founded Infosys and is one of the captains of the IT services industry worldwide. He is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour.

N. Dayasindhu is an avid researcher focusing on innovations in globally distributed R&D and IT. He is the co-founder and CEO of itihaasa Research and Digital. He anchored high-impact R&D and capability development programs as an Infoscion.

Krishnan Narayanan is passionate about all things digital. He is the co-founder and president of Itihaasa Research and Digital, was member Infosys Labs Management Council, president IIT Madras Alumni Association, and founding governing board member AquaMAP Water Centre.



Book Specifications

Title: Against All Odds: The IT Story Of India
Author: S. Kris Gopalakrishnan, N. Dayasindhu, Krishnan Narayanan
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Weight: 300g
Published Year: 2022
Publisher: Penguin Random House India
ISBN: 9780670094158
Dimensions: 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
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