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Beyond The Last Blue Mountain

Beyond The Last Blue Mountain

R M Lala
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An exhaustive and unforgettable portrait of India’s greatest and most respected industrialist. Written with J.R.D. Tata’s co-operation, this superb biography tells the J.R.D. story from his birth to 1993, the year in which he died in Switzerland. The book is divided into four parts: Part I deals with the early years, from J.R.D’s birth in France in 1904 to his accession to the chairmanship of Tatas, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, at the age of thirty-four; Part II looks at his forty-six years in Indian aviation (the lasting passion of J.R.D’s life) which led to the initiation of the Indian aviation industry and its development into one of India’s success stories; Part III illuminates his half-century-long stint as the outstanding personality of Indian industry; and Part IV unearths hitherto unknown details about the private man and the public figure, including glimpses of his long friendships with such people as Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and his association with celebrities in India and abroad.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Oct/2017

ISBN: 9780140169010

Length : 460 Pages

Beyond The Last Blue Mountain

R M Lala
Overview

An exhaustive and unforgettable portrait of India’s greatest and most respected industrialist. Written with J.R.D. Tata’s co-operation, this superb biography tells the J.R.D. story from his birth to 1993, the year in which he died in Switzerland. The book is divided into four parts: Part I deals with the early years, from J.R.D’s birth in France in 1904 to his accession to the chairmanship of Tatas, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, at the age of thirty-four; Part II looks at his forty-six years in Indian aviation (the lasting passion of J.R.D’s life) which led to the initiation of the Indian aviation industry and its development into one of India’s success stories; Part III illuminates his half-century-long stint as the outstanding personality of Indian industry; and Part IV unearths hitherto unknown details about the private man and the public figure, including glimpses of his long friendships with such people as Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and his association with celebrities in India and abroad.

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R M Lala

Russi M. Lal started his career injournalism in 1948 at the age of nineteen. In 1959, he became the manager ofthe first Indian book publishing house in London and in 1964 he founded (withRajmohan Gandhi) Himmat Weekly, whichhe edited for a decade. His first book, TheCreation of Wealth, was published to critical and commercial acclaim in1981. This was followed by other books, including Beyond the Last Blue Mountain: A Life of J.R.D Tata (1992), Celebration of the Cells: Letters from aCancer Survivor (1999) and A Touch ofGreatness: Encounters with the Eminent (2001). R.M. Lala's books have beentranslated into several languages, including Japanese. He was the director ofTata's premier Trust, the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, for eighteen years, as wellas the co-founder and chairman of theCentre for Advancement of Philanthropy.

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