The Commercial Princes of India, Pakistan & Bangladesh
India, with a population of one quarter of the world's total, has an estimated 25 million individual investors, over 6000 listed companies and a voracious appetite for capital. In the throes of an economic revolution, turning away from Fabian socialism, the new maharajahs are leading the way.
This book provides a picture of the powerful elite who control many of the sub-continent's most affluent conglomerates including petrochemical giant Reliance, the huge Aditya Birla Group, the Thapar empire and the vast Hinduja group, stakeholders in Ashok Leyland, commercial vehicle manufacturers. Some Pakistani and Bangladeshi family companies are also included.