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However, today the Indian economy is vibrant once again and the liberalization process of the early s has created an environment which fosters aggressive entrepreneurship similar to the earlier era. I was born in industry. He built a shipyard which the Nehru government considered too important to remain in private hands. Sanjeev rated it liked it Sep 10, The white burra sahebs had more or less abandoned their companies to Indians.

The Birla group, at 13th place, owned assets of Rs 4. When he became a building contractor, his father was convinced that Walchand would bankrupt the family. Mayur rated it it was amazing Jun 12, India made very few products – almost everything for the past century and more – had been imported.


Nor did they boast about their victories with the exception of Walchand Hirachand perhaps! GD Birla followed him there. In most cases they pioneered the industries in which they operated. In their drive to build huge empires, these men faced all kinds of challenges.

Indian entrepreneurs of the Raj such as GD Birla and Kasturbhai Lalbhai competed fiercely for market share on their home turf against the giant multinationals of the day. In an era when data was hard to find, they had the answers.

When small businesses ran aground, these four men did their best to help. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Birla, Walchand, Lalbhai and Tata hacked roads through jungles, built factories in villages, transformed barren tracts of land businees profitable assets, and inculcated the industrial ethos into the mind-set of peasants. Log In Sign Up.

Thousands of letters which no-one had ever seen! Kasturbhai Lalbhai was one of first Indian businessmen to be elected to parliament then known as the Central Legislative Assembly.

Oct 11, Pratik Patankar rated it liked it Shelves: Kunal rated it liked it Aug 26, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Unlike Business Maharajas, Business Legends is written only on four industrialists. They fostered a community spirit even though it meant creating new rivals and more competition for themselves. But does that make them legends? Gita Piramal, also known as Dr.


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Thomas Timberg, The Marwaris, p Looking for beautiful books? They stalled British lobbies not just in their own businesses but for Indian business interests in general. That is busuness problem. Given the paucity of busniess professional economists on whom they could rely, they took to writing themselves on economic subjects.

He and his three brothers built factories in the wilderness, factories which created wealth for local economies as well as India. But not these men. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.