Ambani & Sons

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Roli Books Private Limited, Nov 2, 2012 - Business & Economics - 396 pages
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Ambani & Sons is the riveting story of one of the wealthiest families in the world. Dhirubhai Ambani was a rags-to-riches tycoon, whose company, Reliance, is now one of India's major corporations. His sons, Anil and Mukesh, took over after his death in 2002 and their respective arms of the company are bigger than the parent ever was. However, a family feud of colossal proportions, that has had political reverberations, ensued. The Ambani tale contains a bigger story about modern India, not only as an economic powerhouse, but about the complicated links between government and big business.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Glossary
Protean capitalist
A persuasive young bania
Lessons from the souk
Catching liveserpents 5 A firstclass fountain
Guru of the equity cult
Sleuths
Letting loosea scorpion
Business asusual 13 Murder medley 14 A political deluge 15 Under the reforms
Housekeeping secrets 17 Dhirubhais dream 18 The polyester princes
Corporate Kurukshetra 20 Mother India 21 The Ambanisapart 22 Goodbye Gandhi
Epilogue
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Hamish McDonald is Asia-Pacific Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. He has been a foreign correspondent in Jakarta, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and New Delhi, where he was bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review. He has twice won Walkley awards, and has had a report on Burma read into the record of the US Congress. He is the author of books on Indonesia and India, and was made an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs in 2008.

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