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.