It Happened in India has ratings and 20 reviews. Vinoth said: What a book It gave me a lot of insights not only in retail business but in every asp. It Happened in India: The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and the Great Born in a middle class trading family, Kishore Biyani started his career selling stonewash fabric to small shops in Mumbai. Only 1 left in stock – order soon. of Future Group Founder Kishore Biyani’s book “It Happened in India”. The only organisations that are successful are the ones that harness.

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Jan 09, Gopal rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Kishore Biyani. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. Offer valid only once per customer. Biyani talks about the concept of Sabse Sasta Din and you would think he invented if, but actually ask any large format retailer and the would say Biyani just discovered it.

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Book Review: It Happened In India

A better publisher and better editing could have made the book much better. It Happened in India is the story of this irreverent Indian entrepreneur who scripted his own success story with an uncanny insight into the mind of the Indian consumer and his own simple philosophy. Suit, boot pahen ke baith jayenge par product nahi bikega. Much of KB’s personality is evident in the way the book has been written – fast-flying, non-pretentious and in-your-face.

Gives a lot of insights into retail business and how the Future Group became what it is today. The book gives some good insights about running a large retail business and building a group of businesses.


The book talks in a colloquial language.

This makes it an interesting reading as we get multiple viewpoints on a story. Dhruv Chitgopekar rated it liked it Mar 19, It delves in the live of Mr. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? The detailed descriptions on management principles and functional aspects appear more of a text book kind of reading.

Good informative book, but gets repetitive and sometimes a tad boring. Good to read for someone who a frank account of origin and growth of future group.

It Happened in India

It is fast paced and filled hwppens advice. Kishoreji has even shared about his failed businesses. Dec 31, Selva Subramanian rated it really liked it Shelves: Good work published for promotion.

Though the book was not a smooth ride as is the case always with non-fiction kishode, yet it would not bore you too much given the transcripts and real life scenarios expressed in the form of stories by people involved with Pantaloons and other group companies of Future group like Central,Big Bazaar to name a few.

In the book Kishore Biyani and Dipayan Baishya have elaborated the genesis and development of the entrepreneur Kihsore Biyani. May 23, Arijit rated it really liked it. Aug 03, Sanjay Gautam rated it did not like it.

It Happened In India: The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and the Great Indian Consumer

Aug 14, Sukant Jain rated it liked it Shelves: Also one big advantage of this book is that it’s in Indian setting so it’s a little easy to relate to the events and details mentioned at times. Kishore despite his middle class trading family background had the power to dream big and understand the intricacies of business.


A nice business book but to much praises of Kishore Biyani. To ask other readers questions about It Happes in Indiaplease sign up. Paperbackpages.

All the while the shop owner would be keeping an eye on all the customers, popping in, in case the deputy is not able to close a sale. Ah now that was a nice read! Kishor Biyani correctly guessed the need of Indian consumers. Please try again later. He believed in giving the liberty to take decision to people who are working with him. Setup and progress of Biyani group. In an interview, Kishoreji would not look into the eyes or even at the interviewee and would simply ask him — so what do you want to know?

Akriti rated it really liked it Nov 24, We consider shopping as societal gathering. Neha Singh rated it it was amazing Aug 27, Good insights into the retail industry 10 years back when this book was written. He is the one who redefined the retail industry in India.

Dec 09, Manish Khurana rated it really liked it. There are no discussion kisbore on this book yet. A good book that offers depth in the unorganized retail sector and the ‘kirana’ stores in India. More roadblocks, failures and learnings could be shared in the book. A must read who wants to understand indian buying behaviour.