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Business Maharajas

Business Maharajas

Gita Piramal
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The inside track to India’s most powerful tycoons The eight business maharajas profiled here are among Asia’s most powerful industrial tycoons, Their combined turnover runs into billions of rupees, and between them they employ some 650,000 people, while indirectly affecting the lives of millions more. Sip a cup of tea, drive to work, listen to music, build a house and the chances are that in these and a myriad other ways you are using products that they manufacture or market. By any yardstick, the achievements of these men would rank among the great business stories of our time. How did these men build their enormous empires? What are their management secrets? How did they thrive and prosper even as others failed? What is their vision for the future? Top business writer and industry insider Gita Piramal draws on exhaustive interviews and in-depth research to discover the answers to these and related questions in her profiles of the men who will lead the country’s push to become an industrial superpower in the 21st century.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Oct/2000

ISBN: 9780143415831

Length : 496 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Business Maharajas

Gita Piramal

The inside track to India’s most powerful tycoons The eight business maharajas profiled here are among Asia’s most powerful industrial tycoons, Their combined turnover runs into billions of rupees, and between them they employ some 650,000 people, while indirectly affecting the lives of millions more. Sip a cup of tea, drive to work, listen to music, build a house and the chances are that in these and a myriad other ways you are using products that they manufacture or market. By any yardstick, the achievements of these men would rank among the great business stories of our time. How did these men build their enormous empires? What are their management secrets? How did they thrive and prosper even as others failed? What is their vision for the future? Top business writer and industry insider Gita Piramal draws on exhaustive interviews and in-depth research to discover the answers to these and related questions in her profiles of the men who will lead the country’s push to become an industrial superpower in the 21st century.

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Gita Piramal

A freelance journalist with a Ph.D. in business history, Gita Piramal is the author of the best-selling Business Maharajas and the co-author of a pioneering work on business history, India's Industrialists. She has also contributed to the seminal volume Business and Politics in India-A Historical Perspective, edited by Dr Dwijendra Tripathi and published by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She has been writing and commenting on the corporate sector for over eighteen years for leading Indian and international newspapers such as the UK's Financial Times and Economic Times.
Piramal has been involved in the making of television programmes on Indian business for the BBC and for Plus Channel.
She is married to industrialist Dilip G. Piramal and they have two daughters, Aparna and Radhika. Piramal divides her time between Mumbai and London.

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