Book: J. R. D. Tata Keynote

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Publisher's Note

Rupa takes the opportunity of J.R.D. Tata's birth centenary to present a special edition of Keynote, a collection of speeches delivered by J.R.D. Tata on various occasions, and his statements to shareholders as the Chairman of the Tata Group. United by a common thread of values that JRD espoused and without being conventional, these speeches cover an extensive range of subjects of abiding relevance. This edition includes twelve previously unpublished speeches made by JRD towards the end of his life.

The new material for the book has been selected by Mr. Arvind Mambro. Mr. R.M. Lala, JRD's biographer, has provided a life sketch of J.R.D. Tata for this edition.

We also have had the good fortune to publish, for the first time, a fascinating selection of over three hundred of J.R.D. Tata's letters, spanning almost a century and covering as many topics. They are a collection of letters addressed to his family, friends and business associates

People like J.R.D. Tata come once in a lifetime. In keeping with JRD's philosophy—Striving For Excellence—here is a tribute to a man who gave Indian industry a platform from which to grow, and also changed the way it was viewed by the world.

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