I'm a fan of Bharta Ratna (Jewel of India) JRD Tata. I enjoyed reading his roughly 400-paged biography Beyond the Last Blue Mountain
. If you want a much shorter biography of this great man, I highly recommend the Amar Chitra Katha comic book on JRD Tata
of 32 pages.
Despite the brevity, all the details & humorous incidents are well covered. In fact, there were some details that I don't remember reading in his biography. For instance, I did not know that he had a providential escape from fatal incidents multiple times.
|The Japanese ship JRD traveled on was destroyed after he got off|
|After JRD finished his stint in the French Army and left his regiment, his colleagues were slaughtered|
The story-telling is excellent - the writing is tight and the pacing of the story is good.
|As in the biography, there is a mention of JRD's wife's precocious cousin Bobby|
|JRD became the Head of the House of Tata at the age of 34|
Amar Chitra Katha, which has published a big list of titles on Indian mythological and historical figures taught me Indian History better than my school textbooks.
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