The book “Beyond the Last Blue Mountain: A Life Of J. R. D. Tata” has been authored by whom? [A]R M Lala [B]Gita Subramaniam [C]C. S. Lakshmi [D]Elena . An Exhaustive And Unforgettable Portrait Of India&Amp;Rsquo;S Greatest And Most Respected Industrialist. Written With J.R.D. Tata’S Co-Operation, This. LibraryThing Review. User Review – aniruddhamatay – LibraryThing. A very well compiled book given that it is a story of such a magnanimous personality.

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In the intervening years men of steel had raised a city out of a jungle. Aug 03, Vikas Sharma rated it liked it. I know that aiming at perfection has its drawb I was always fascinated by this gentleman Mr. Dec 29, Ketan Nadar rated it really liked it. Apparently Tatas together with Birlas were the pioneers who came up with the original five year plan of India which the government modified and released it.

At many places, the author seem to be siding with the Tata House and many policies of different governments have been criticized, which is not always correct. It looks like there was a time when the Government acted as a bully taking away years of toil with scant compensation, and happy that may be such times have passed A man who has probably done more in a single lifetime than lots of people would do in multiple lifetimes.

Also sh I read this book along with the other one on Jamsetji Tata. The books are a must read for all of us to understand what all Tatas had gone through to establish some of the earliest industries. Then it outlines the risks involved and the challenges that were faced by Jeh and friends and the clever and determined approaches that they took to overcome them.


A warm person, with smiling face, and had the tremendous capacity to analyse and take right decisions. Many detailed aspects into his life could have been avoided to keep the narration to a minimum, but at the same time portray the personality of JRD. Apr 04, Kaustuv Baral rated it really liked it.

The small inconsequential aspects of a persons personality make them stand out. How Tata gave up their dream of Air India and other companies for India’s prosperity. Song Of The Clouds. One gets to experience a slice of history -years after Independence-especially in the areas of industrial and public policy sector – the state of industries and how policies were made then.

The collection of photographs included within offers a rather nice distraction from the text.

Tata Letters and Keynote also seems to be an interesting read to gain insight into the mind of this humble, somewhat media-shy and intense individual. Taj Mahal And Lide Blossoms. JRD Tata whenever my father used to tell stories about him when I was in my teens. Account Options Sign in. The last chapter is very very moving. I loved this book.

Divided into 4 sections, the book takes us through Jeh’s family heritage and the circumstances of his birth, followed by his childhood and coming of age as the assistant to one of the directors at Tata Steel as well as his courtship with Thelma Vicaji. A compelling read, divided properly in 4 sections, talking about his early life, childhood, joining the Tata’s and becoming the Chairman of Tata Sons at the early age of 36, his role in setting up the Indian aviation industry, starting from scratch, nurturing it for 46 years, and taking it to great heights in the World Aviation Sector.

This was exactly summarized by R M Lala, when he said ” When freedom came. The book though could have dealt more about other businesses he was more passionately involved in during his chairmanship of Tata Sons. It seems incredible that a succession of Tatas took the company from where it began to where it is now in spite of all the hurdles that were natural and government made.


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The Birth Of A Giant. And all this with utmost humility.

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Written in a very lucid language this book is a must read. Published December 31st by Viking Books first published Quotes from Beyond The Last B An extensive narrative full of facts and anecdotes beautifully written by R. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

The book is written in a slow pace, dwelling on small aspects and habits of JRD. Which is a shortcoming. This book talks about Jeh’s passion, commitment and unwavering dedication towards the principles that he always held close to his heart. Thanks to the author for bringing such a close portrayal of the great man to us. Well, read this book and know why people say that.

Beyond the Last Blue Mountain – an inspirational book that takes us through the life of one of the Nation’s most prominent businessmen, J. beuond