Professor Sunil Khilnani explores the life and legacy of the industrialist Jamsetji Tata, one of a series of remarkable individuals who have made India what it is today. Tata played a vitally important role in establishing India’s manufacturing base and went on to create the conditions for the country’s future industrial development. Tata companies now constitute around five per cent of India’s gross domestic product from hotels to power generation and IT. In the days of empire, the British dreamed of ‘making the world England’; Tata helped to make the world more Indian.
Listeners can catch up with the series and see the list of remarkable Indians featured on the Radio 4 website.
Producer: Mark Savage
Readings: Sagar Arya.