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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.
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.