“I never had any interest in making money. None of my decisions were influenced by whether it would bring me money or wealth”
The Life and Times of J R D Tata :
After joining the French Army he was posted into the regiment called Le Saphis (The Sepoys).
Soon the Colonel of the regiment found that there was a member of his Squadron who could not only read and write French and English, but also could type, so he assigned him as a secretary in his office.
Tata was once again transferred to a more luxurious office of a colonel.
After a 12 month period of conscription in the French Army he wanted to proceed to Cambridge for further education, but his father decided to bring him back to India and he joined Tata Company.
Books on J R D Tata :
Varsha Books - 2004
Contained in these pages is the correspondence of a man who for the major part of his life was at the helm of affairs of the house of tata,one of the largest industrial groups in India,and has left an indelible impression on the country's economic & social life.J.R.D. Tata was a prolific letter-writer,and this first-time compilation of some three hundred of his letters reveals various facets of his personality, his relationships with people, the projects he was involved in, his views on issues, his kindness, forthrightness and sense of humour, his concerns as a citizen, the values he lived by, and his personal interests.
The range and depth of his interests and concerns are reflected in the huge cross-section of people these letters are addressed to:family members, his colleagues in Tata, business associates, ministers and bureaucrats, friends in India and abroad, as well as others who were not known to him.
J.R.D. Tata’s Letters bring to life the achievements of a twentieth century legend.