The answer is, in parts, in Gita Piramal’s new book. This book on Rahul Bajaj is an important book, especially as there are very few books on entrepreneurs in India. Indian business traditionally has been rooted in community. Except for a few biographies of entrepreneurs, Indian business history is the study of communities, at least for most part of 17th and 18th centuries. The entrepreneurial body of work is coming up (there is an autobiography of Narottam Sekhsaria, which I will talk about in future posts eventually), but there is still a lot to happen in this space.
Read my first-cut thoughts on the book in my newsletter EconHistorienne here.