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A group of young Indian business school graduates are attracted to jobs in a high paying trading company. This batch of hardworking, intelligent and ambitious friends is focused on success in the fast paced, hyper competitive world of stockbroking where greed, use of cunning and wealth are the stepping stones to survival and success,. The survivors are the winners.

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Published by Niyogi Books Pvt Ltd (Under the imprint Olive Turtle) (first published September 6th 2019)
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Vishnu Chevli
I have read many fiction styles, romance, thrillers, suspense, motivational, even corporate fiction. But they say there is no end of creativity in literature. Two weeks back I stumble upon this wonderful genre which was based on the stock market. The first thought that came to my mind when I saw the title "Dalal Street" was that the book may be based on "Harshad Mehta" or Ketan Parekh kind of scam. And that thought gave me a strong reason to check the book. Apart from its genre & title, the ...more
Ruchi Patel
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-owned
It’s really difficult from where I should start my reviews for this one. The story opens with the scene, Mr. Aggarwal purchased a copy of morning paper and checked out the news about stock market and on the way to him home he found body of his boss, the chairman of his bank. He had committed suicide. He came home and decided not to take gambling risk in the stock market again. Varun, the protagonist of our story, vaguely remembered this his childhood memory. So when he decides to take job in ...more
Pretty Little Bibliophile
Dalal’s Street was quite an interesting read in many ways. While I did like the overall aspect of the book, I have to admit that there were times when I felt a bit disconnected probably because it focuses so much on the financial sector, something which I admittedly do not know much about and am not very much interested in, to be honest.
The book follows Varun Agarwal, the son of a man who had lost quite some money in the Harshad Mehta scam. As such, the father is strictly against the son
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Krutika Puranik
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I haven't read many books which fall strictly under finance fiction. Working for a bank myself, I was quite intrigued to know about the ongoings within a trading company. The beginning looked promising but as I read along, I had to push the urge of leaving this incomplete. The story focuses mainly on a group of four friends who get places in a trading company. The main character is Varun, one of the friends who joins the
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Ronak Shah
Dalal's street

How much do you love gambling? Have you tried? I always love finance. But, I never did gambling sort of things.

DALAL's STREET is one of those books which talk about finance, gambling and many more.
The cover is simply a good picture of 4 characters of the book.

The story starts with a horrible incident of suicide. Mr. Agarwal while reading a piece of news about the stock market on the way home finds a body of boss. Now my. Agarwal decides not to do any more gambling in the stock
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Nikita (thebookelf_)

The book is about finance, money, banking etc. – topics, despite being an MBA, I am really not fond of. But I had to give this book a shot because the blurb looked pretty interesting and I had been reading some good/critical reviews across social media.
The story is about four business graduates working in a high profile trading firm. All of them bring out different aspect of human nature when it comes to minting money – greed, blackmailing, scamming, immorality etc. These fictional characters
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Dipanshu Rawal
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler-free review ahead!

The book starts with Mr. Agarwal reading about stock market news - justifying the book titles, and giving the exact idea where the plot is going to lead the reader.

The story is about a group of young Indian business School graduates who are attracted to jobs in a high paying trading company- as stated in the book blurb. Filled with dark humor and thrill elements, the plot idea is definitely one of a kind.

All the main four characters are well written. Anurag Tripathi's
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Solitude books
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This fiction revolves around investments and stock market. If you are into finance you will like a book like this which through its tale shows how people in greed can forget emotions and ready to commit unfaithful means. The story has various characters each play a twisted and contrasting role to potray this basic way of money minded people who can cheatbytheirfalsepromises and do anything to attain power . But what is more important in our lives people forget easily being materialistic.

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Fathima Ashab
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the world where success is entitled to survivors, a group of business school students decides to join in a high paying company to get rich overnight (I mean to grow exponentially in a fast pace). The setting is based upon stock market where we get the clear picture of how employees are employed, how they are checked for quality, the training they get, the fraudulent activity that goes behind the scene, literally everything that happens right from the peek of stock market to how people are ...more
Pavan
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Must be quickest read in a very long time.. good financial thriller. God's bankers is the immediate reference popped in my mind though both are unrelated. Fraud is the commonality of both the books. Market events are nicely Incorporated with gripping finish. must commend Anurag to capture so many Market events without disturbing the flow of the story and yet have a thrilling finish... ...more
Yuva Ranjini
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am so happy that I picked this financial thriller. Which is actually way out of my league, considering the genre. To be frank, I suck on these topics. Thus reading this book was quite overwhelming as it revolves around stocks, shares, finances and trades. And you will be able to see the proper platform that talks about the complex integrities of the economic tribe and its turbulence. For starters, this is my first read in this genre that helps me to absorb a few underlying gospel truths in ...more
Abhilash Ruhela
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are few topics on which Indian authors don’t write much but these are the topics if brilliantly written, wonderful stories can be crafted out of them which can make readers excited and eager to know about this world. One such topic I wanted to read from a long time was on the world of stock market but unfortunately, I couldn’t find any book from an Indian author. Recently, a book with the title “Dalal’s Street” caught by attention and I directly picked it up and completed it this weekend ...more
Kiranmayi
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full review on my blog:
https://blog.medhaapps.com/2019/10/bo...

Varun, Pooja, Anil and Devika passed out from a business school and except Anil others have a job offer at a textile company. But they come across another organization TBB who have a new format of interviews, for campus hiring. Intrigued by the easy hiring process and the money involved in this sector, all four of them are initially elated to have been selected and are excited to be joining a stock brokerage co. Their happiness is
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reader from a star
The story starts with the punchline "Big bull caught in crosshair" announcing the biggest scam by the biggest bull of Dalal street, Harshad Mehta.
Stock market, one of the most thrilling financial professions.
and after that The story turns with the suicide of Bank chairman of Mr. Agarwal, reflecting the impact of Why it book is named Dalal's street and how the Stock market can impact someone's life.
This incident creates a threat in the mind of Mr. Agarwal which further becomes a hurdle for his
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Ritu Mantri
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Are you into share trading?

Do you keep a track on the movement of the index?


Do you have some working knowledge of how share trading works?

Do you like to read financial thriller?

If any of the above question's answer is "yes" then you are thoroughly going to enjoy Dalal Street. You will be nodding your head, often, in agreement and acknowledgement. As you will easily connect with the plot and various situations.


The story is the satire on the share trading industry. It gives you insights on the
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Aryan Sarath
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A super fast story that would keep you on your feet from the start to the finish. To begin with, I liked the cover page which is as good as the story. The cover page also gives the hint about the story or at least the characters involved in it namely Varun, Devika, Pooja and Anil.



The book talks in great detail about what exactly is happening in the Fund Houses, Investment Banking, Stock Market Exchanges and the role of the fund managers who manipulate the figures at their will and wish. Who else
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areader guy
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to buy this from the very first day it was launched. Like why not i am a commerce student and it's all our field. My very first impression when i got to know about the book was that it's Non-fiction talking about the Shares and Share Market, but actully it is a Fictional Story of the Share Market world. Big companies, Business Rivalry, Brokers, Bull, Bear and the whole business and Share Market world

Dalal's Street is a story of 4 friends from the commerce field finding some perfect jobs
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Rainu Arora
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title - Dalal's Street
Author - Anurag Tripathi
Publisher - Niyogi Books
Genre - financial thriller
Pages - 212
Format - paperback
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Plot - The story revolves around young Indian business school graduates namely Varun, Devika, Pooja and Anil who are hardworking, intelligent and ambitious and are attracted to jobs in a high paying trading company. They are focused on success in the fast paced, hyper competitive world of stockbroking where greed, use of cunning and wealth are the stepping stones to
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Khushi Arora
After working my ass off to score well in entrepreneurship in school and watching The Wolf of Wall Street with a completely blank face, choosing to read a financial thriller was really a daring task. So it was more like a challenge to broaden my genre preferences.
Dalal's Street was very different from the normal books I read. This is why my effort to review this book won't be justified enough, because I haven't had much exposure to this particular genre.
It traces the struggle of 4 young Indian
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Muskan Rajani
The book is a financial thriller, following the story of four friends; Anil, Varun, Devika and Pooja, who have been offered jobs in at TBB, a company that provides stock trade services and consultancy to potential investors. Sticking to their nature, the four dive in head first into the world of bears and bulls, only to lose some part of themselves to gain the skill and experience that comes with the job.
The plot can be considered good. Initially, it is very slow moving and a lot of time is
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Akshatha Kamath
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
" Why does he keep taunting me all the time, repeating the same thing again and again? As it is, I am going through so much stress. Doesn't he realise that he is not helping me? What does he know, doing a 9 to 5 job? There is no gain without taking some risk.

I hear what he is saying, but if the stock market is skewed against the retail investors, then I am fighting the system already. It can't be helped.. I can only try and atleast my intentions are honourable.. Another person will take their
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Sulagna Mondal
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
The book traces the story of four young friends - Varun, Anil, Pooja and Devika, joining an investment firm called TBB Limited. They join the firm with high hopes about their future but it turns out to be a nightmare. The CEO of the firm - Sunny, is concerned about nothing but money and even if it comes to duping the comment men who invests in shares of the company, he won't stop at it. As time passes, Varun realizes that the company is more corrupted than it seems. And when life-threatening ...more
AANVI WRITES
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book for the title and the apt cover page. Dalal generally means a broker in Hindi . It was sort of intriguing and aroused an urge in me to know more about it.
The plot is about manipulation game, devastating decisions and the fraudulent activities that takes place behind the closed doors of the magical world called the stock market.

What I liked?
In the rat race to become rich overnight greedy people tend to forget that Rome was not built in a day has been explained well
The need
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Read.Dream.Repeat.Blogger
The story brings to us the harsh realities of a money driven world. It feels like a cautionary tale of how ugly things can get and how the lines between right and wrong conveniently blur. Ordinary but skillful narration, the story was unique. My favourite thing was the way different characters are portrayed.
Samrat Manak
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced, financial crime thriller. Loved the way the author did not waste time on unnecessary details...and dove straight to the important bits while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the story.

The book is about a group of 4 friends who start working in a stock broking firm and what all they go through in their careers.

The book also helps understand the complex world of equity trading and what all underhanded tactics organisations follow to manipulate stock prices.

Overall a
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Sourav Chatterjee
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the book all I can say is that , the book is very well researched.
It's a story of a group of young graduate students who are attracted to jobs in a high paying trading company.
Apart from that the book is really very informative. The readers can gain lots of knowledge about stock market from this book.
I just loved the narrative style of the author. The way the author discussed the various problems and the relationship between father and son and also the friendship is just awesome.
I
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Amit Kumar
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author has narrated the story brilliantly which won't allow you to keep it down once you start. I liked the story and its presentation very much.
Cover of the book is perfectly designed. it's eye-catching. Tha language used by the author is simple and easily understandable. Characterization was well developed and described by the author . Each and every character was given utmost importance. The author has created a magical atmosphere in which readers can get lost so easily and can't stand up
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Enakshi J.
Oct 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Very few books touch the raw human nature in their premise. You may ask the reason? Well, if books deviated from their task of transporting readers to a happier place, who would want to read them? But this was the mindset a decade ago. Now, with cutting-edge technology and an ever-changing lifestyle, people are becoming more acceptable. They like being exposed to the naked reality of life. Dalal’s Street is one such attempt that portrays the real intentions behind the facade of relationships.

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Bookish__cafe
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book has a lot of technicalities in it. Starting from intra-day trading, delivery, future & options to the settlement. Many such informative details were given with the proper context of the story. The characters are well written. Though I feel the female characters had much more potentialities to show. The pace of the book is quite slow.But The best part is the climax, that has put the book on my top favorite list.
Saksham
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The narration is fantastic by the author which leaves you wanting to complete it in one go. A brilliant understanding for anyone and everyone wanting an insight about the markets. A classic thriller which shows how everyone is running after money irrespective of the situation.

A must read for everyone.
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