Sugar in Milk : Lives of Eminent Parsis by Bakhtiar K. Dadabhoy


January 14, 2008

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Authoritative, fascinating and insightful, Sugar in Milk is a collection of twelve in-depth profiles of some of the greatest Parsis India has produced.

Ranging from the nineteenth century to the contemporary, here are freedom fighters and industrialists, a lawyer and a scientist, a field marshal and a western classical musical conductor.

They are ordered chronologically and provide fascinating juxtapositions of characters, so Ardeshir Godrej follows Madame Bhikhaiji Cama, and Zubin Mehta follows Nani Palkhivala. Other personalities in this collection include Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, Dadabhai Naoroji, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, Sir Pherozeshah Mehta, A.D. Shroff, J.R.D. Tata, Homi J. Bhaba and Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Liberally illustrated with photographs, this is the first collection of its kind in recent times.

Written in a simple anecdotal style, these biographies of exceptional Parsis are also a revealing history of the times they lived in. Endlessly engaging, this is an indispensable volume for anyone with an interest in knowing about the contribution these great Parsis have made to national life.