Beyond The Last Blue Mountain


  • Author: R . M . Lala
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN-13: 9780140169010
  • Pages: 408
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2000


About The Book:

R. M. Lala’s Beyond the Last Blue Mountain is an excellent recount of the life of one of India’s best minds and entrepreneurs J. R. D. Tata.

Beyond the Last Blue Mountain is an extensive and extraordinary biography of India’s greatest and most valued industrialist. Written with J.R.D. Tata’s mutual aid, this superb biography tells the splendid life story of J.R.D. – from his birth to 1993, the year in which he passed away in Switzerland. The biography is divided into four parts: Part I covers the early years – from J.R.D’s birth in France in the year 1904 to his attainment of the chairmanship of the Tata’s, India’s biggest industrial company, at the age young age of thirty-four. Part II describes his remarkable forty-six years in Indian aviation, which also happened to be the lifelong passion of J.R.D. It led to the beginning of the Indian aviation industry and its enduring progress to become one of our country’s success stories. Part III of the book illuminates his vast half-century-long period as the exceptional personality of Indian industry. Part IV uncovers some previously unknown facts about the public figure, yet a private man, including a few glimpses of his long relationships with people like Nehru, Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and other celebrities in India and abroad. Beyond the Last Blue Mountain will certainly leave you inspired forever.

About The Author:

R.M. Lala started his career in journalism in the year 1948 at the young age of nineteen. In the year 1959, he became the manager of India’s first book publishing house in London. In 1964, he founded Himmat Weekly with Rajmohan Gandhi, which he edited for over ten years. His first book in 1981,The Creation of Wealth, brought much commendation to him both critically and commercially. Lala’s works have been translated into many other languages including Japanese. Lala was the director of Tata’s foremost foundation the Dorabji Tata Trust for eighteen years. His book The Heartbeat of a Trust is created on the Trust and his experiences working there. He is the esteemed co-founder of the Centre for the Advancement of Philanthropy and has been the chairman of the Centre since the year 1993. Some of his other works are Celebration of the Cells: Letters from a Cancer Survivor, A Touch of Greatness: Encounters with the Eminent, For the Love of India: The Life and Times of Jamsetji Tata, and In Search of Ethical Leadership.