An Illustrated History of Indian Enterprise

By: FiCCI

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This volume provides an evocative account of Indian entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs from the dawn of civilization to the present. Broadly classifying the Indian business saga into pre- and post-Independence eras, it maps the trajectory of Indian enterprise with all its turns. Including contributions from Dwijendra Tripathi, R. Champakalakshmi, Shireen Moosvi, Purushottam Agarwal, Ashok Desai, T.C.A. Srinivasa-Raghavan, and Vikram Singh Mehta, this volume chronicles the Indian business narrative through the intersections of history, culture, and commerce to offer a multidimensional perspective. It examines the policies and institutions that have enabled growth, studies the entrepreneurial role of the private sector and the role and position of public sector enterprises in the current scenario, and also looks at the possible future course for Indian business. Documenting the incredible journey of Indian enterprise through the ages from the Harappan civilization through the Mughal reign to the making of the globally-recognized India Inc. brand this profusely illustrated volume will appeal to anybody interested in the India narrative as well as corporates, entrepreneurs, and students and teachers of business studies, management, economics, and cultural studies. About the Author Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was established in 1927. The largest and oldest apex business organization in India, its history is closely interwoven with Indias struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies. FICCI has contributed to this historical process by encouraging debate, articulating the private sectors views, and influencing policy. Contributors R.V. Kanoria has an MBA from IMD, Switzerland, and did an advanced management programme from Wharton, USA, before returning to take charge of his family business in chemicals, textiles, and jute. He has headed several joint business councils, was the chair of the Commission on International Trade and Investment Policy of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, and part of the official Indian government delegation for the WTO inter-ministerial meetings in Seattle and Hong Kong. A past president of ICC India, he is past chairman of the Indian Jute Mills Association and the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry, and is on the board of several companies. Dwijendra Tripathi was formerly Kasturbhai Lalbhai professor of business history at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has played a pioneering role in promoting the study of and research in business history in India. Educated at the Allahabad, Wisconsin, and Harvard universities, Tripathi has to his credit several books on Indian business history, including the monumental book The Oxford History of Indian Business, and a large number of papers published in reputed national and international journals. He has been general president, Indian History Congress, and is a founder editor of The Journal of Entrepreneurship. R. Champakalakshmi was awarded the Governors gold medal for her M.Litt. thesis on Jainism in south India from Madras University. She has obtained her Ph.D. for her thesis on Vaishnava iconography in the Tamil country, which was later published as a book. An associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University from 1982 to 1997, she has published four books and has written frequently on art, religion, society, state, and urbanization in south India. She was general president of the Indian History Congress in 2010 (Delhi), and has presided over several regional history congresses. Shireen Moosvi is professor of history at Aligarh Muslim University. With 43 years of teaching experience, she has served as dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, chairman, Department of History, and coordinator, Centre of Advanced Study in History. She was secretary of the Indian History Congress (1997-2000) and has been secretary of the Aligarh Historians Society since 1998. Purushottam Agrawal is a member of the Union Public Service Commission. He was formerly a professor and chairperson, Centre of Indian Languages, School of Languages, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, New Delhi. Ashok Desai is a consultant editor with Business World. As a professional economist, he specializes in industry, trade, and technology. He has been a liberal critic of Indian economic policies for the past 40 years. In 1991, when those policies led to a serious crisis, he was taken into the finance ministry, where he helped design the economic reforms for two years. He has been propagating his ideas through the press since then. T.C.A Srinivasa-Raghavan is a senior associate editor of The Hindu Business Line. He has previously worked at Financial Express, Indian Express, Economic Times, and Business Standard. He has also worked as a consultant to the history of the Reserve Bank of India, and as advisor to the director of ICRIER and the Asian Institute of Transport. Vikram Singh Mehta is former head of Shell-India and has written extensively in journals and newspapers on the contribution of MNCs to the Indian economy since independence, and in particular over the last two decades. Omkar Goswami is an economist and the chairman of CERG Advisory Private Limited, a firm specializing in corporate and economic consulting. He did his MA from the Delhi School of Economics and his D.Phil from Balliol College, Oxford. Between 1982 and 1996, Goswami taught at the Delhi School of Economics, Tufts, Harvard, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Rutgers universities, and the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. After two years as the editor of Business India, he joined the Confederation of Indian Industry as chief economist, where he worked for six years, before starting CERG Advisory in April 2004. top Table of Contents 1. Messages From Past Presidents, Ficci 2. Introduction 3. Origins of Indian Enterprise from Ancient Times to 1947 4. Trade and Commerce in Early India 5. Trade and Merchants in Mughal India 6. The Indian Merchants of Astrakhan 7. Indian Enterprise since Independence: From Trade to Industry 8. India Inc: Policy Impact on Business (1947 - 2012) 9. Multinationals in India: A Dynamic Perspective 10. Conclusion: Hopes and Challenges 11. Profiles: Editors and Contributors Index Printed Pages: 324.

Title: An Illustrated History of Indian Enterprise

Author Name: FiCCI

Categories: Business, India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2012

ISBN: 0198089813

ISBN 13: 9780198089810

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 037449

Keywords: Indian Enterprise India