ISBN 9788129132550,Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata : A Chronicle of His Life

Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata : A Chronicle of His Life


Frank Harris


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788129132550

ISBN-10 8129132559


Number of Pages 328 Pages
Language (English)


The story of the life of one of the country's most influential industrialists and innovators.
The chronicle of the life of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata is fascinating by reason of its impersonal approach, its old-world flavour and accent. It is for this reason that the publishers have not revised the text.
The central protagonist of the chronicle can rank among the greatest pioneers of industrial enterprise of all time. In industrial matters he used a giant's strength like a giant. His performance is unparallelled in India.
Jamsetji Tata laid the foundations and largely consolidated the position of Indian industry and enterprise. In Indian industry the terms 'integrity' and 'Tata' are synonymous, with the result that the house of Tata and its far-flung organisation have the stamp of stability, security and success. It was not an easy success and there is at no stage in its development any trace of the nouveau-rich e make-up.
Interesting facts A very well-researched biography.

  • Set in the context of colonial India, it chronicles the story of a man who was unafraid to chart his own destiny for the fellow Indian citizen.

  • Topics discussed in the book are relevant in the field of economics and commerce even today.

About the Author
The late F. R. Harris has performed his task admirably. He approaches his subject without any preconceived notions. He narrates his story and develops the theme in all its many facets graciously. With a gentle irony, he alludes to the little foibles which Jamsetji Tata possessed. With objectivity he builds up the character of the man whose vision was balanced by a sense of realism and urgency and whose generosity and enevolence knew no bounds.