How did Tata transform itself from a family-owned business to one of the most professionally managed enterprises in the world? How did it become a world leader in an array of unrelated businesses - from steel and automobile manufacturing to hotels and IT consulting? What exactly is the "Tata Way", which has earned it so much admiration and respect?
This brief history of the Tatas charts the contribution of every Tata chairman - from Jamsetji Tata, who set up the company in 1868, to Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry - and explores the values at the heart of the Tata Group, as well as the role played in its development by the philanthropic trusts that own two-thirds of the company. For anyone curious about this Indian company that has become a leading global player, this book is the perfect introduction.