Against All Odds: The Story of India’s IT Revolution

It is a tale of triumph, and the best is yet to come

Against All Odds: The IT Story of India is an insider’s account and an anecdote-rich history of Indian IT over the last six decades. It taps into the first-hand experiences of Kris Gopalakrishnan and fifty other stalwarts who built and shaped the IT industry. This is a tale of persistence and resilience, of foresight, of planning and being ready when luck knocks on the door, of a spirit of adventure and, above all, of an abiding sense of faith in technology and the belief that it would do good for India. It is a tale of triumph, and the best is yet to come!

Advance Praise for the Book

‘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

‘The rise of India as a power in the world of IT . . . is a fascinating story. It has rarely been told with the depth and sweep that this book has’

AZIM PREMJI, FOUNDER, WIPRO

‘Kris Gopalakrishnan, N. Dayasindhu and Krishnan Narayanan have written the definitive account of the fascinating birth and rise of the Indian IT industry. This is a must-read . . .’

NANDAN NILEKANI, CHAIRMAN AND CO-FOUNDER, INFOSYS, AND FOUNDING CHAIRMAN, UIDAI (AADHAAR)

‘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

‘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

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