Tata By R. Lala Pages: Price: Rs One of the tantalising what-ifs of history is whether the Tatas, Birlas and others like them could have delivered the goods in the past 40 years had they been allowed to do so. The Japanese and Korean miracles were certainly driven by their big business houses. Alas, the Tatas were stopped at every turn since , by a socialist government. Later, between and all their applications for licences ended up in the waste-paper basket. While the Japanese and Koreans achieved miraculous success, we in India shot ourselves in the foot with our licence-permit raj, especially by the mindless MRTP Act.
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Apr 07, Sourabh Rohilla rated it it was amazing This book was an insightful read, into the journey of JRD Tata and his wonderful multi-dimensional life, spanning defining-decades of 20th century India.
To put things in perspective, he was the first commercial air-pilot of India, had his schooling done in Paris, Yokohama and India, and was chairman of Tata Sons, holding company of all Tata companies for 52 years. The turnover of Tata group rose from Rs. He founded first commercial airlines of India, Air India, and This book was an insightful read, into the journey of JRD Tata and his wonderful multi-dimensional life, spanning defining-decades of 20th century India.
He founded first commercial airlines of India, Air India, and nurtured companies in sectors as diverse as trucking, chemicals and electronics. JRD Tata, at the apex of biggest industrial empire of the time was one of the important people of the country.
He had a vantage point, from where he made important contributions to Tata empire and India. As you walk through his life, you invariably glean insight on his contemporaries and other important people from s til s. Homi Bhabha, Tata directors, civil servants and people from other countries. This book gives all the info one needs to know.
Apr 20, Abhishek Amar rated it it was amazing Rating - 4. Terrific read overall. My rating, however, is prejudiced by the fact that I admire the Tatas and this book gave me more reasons to feel that way.
What inspired me the most was reading the growth story of India through the growth story of the Tatas - be it the setting up of the steel Rating - 4. What inspired me the most was reading the growth story of India through the growth story of the Tatas - be it the setting up of the steel plants, the aviation sector, the research institutes - there are so many things that Indians take for granted today that required monumental efforts of several men and women many years ago.
The only significant drawback for me was the rather large chapter on aviation. An insight into the life and times of one of the greatest industrialists is India.. Which is a shortcoming Apr 03, Rishi Prakash rated it really liked it Super Man and super book : A must read to know about the greatest Indian Company.
Beyond the last blue mountain : a life of J.R.D. Tata
Their daughter, Dina Jinnah , was married to Neville Wadia , a notable businessman. As his mother was French, he spent much of his childhood in France and as a result, French was his first language. Tata was educated in London, Japan, France and India. During this time, J. D to England for higher studies in October He was enrolled in a Grammar school, and was interested in studying Engineering at Cambridge.
J. R. D. Tata
Beyond The Last Blue Mountain: A Life Of J. R. D. Tata