9788129113016

SUGAR IN MILK

by BAKHTIAR K DADABHOY

  1. ISBN: 9788129113016
  2. Pages: 518 pages
  3. Date: 2008

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Sugar in Milk is a collection of twelve in-depth profiles of some of the greatest Parsis India has produced. Ranging from the nineteenth century to the contemporary, here are freedom fighters and industrialists, a lawyer and a scientist, a field marshal and a western classical musical conductor. They are ordered chronologically and provide fascinating juxtapositions of characters, so Ardeshir Godrej follows Madame Bhikhaiji Cama and Zubin Mehta follows Nani Palkhivala. Other personalities in this collection include Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, Dadabhai Naoroji, Jamsetji N Tata, Sir Pherozeshah Mehta, A D Shroff, J R D Tata, Homi J Bhaba and Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Liberally illustrated with photographs, this is the first collection of its kind in recent times. Written in a simple anecdotal style, these biographies of exceptional Parsis are also a revealing history of the times they lived in. Authoritative, fascinating, insightful and endlessly engaging, this is an indispensable volume for anyone with an interest in knowing the contribution these great Parsis have made to the national life.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Bakhtiar K. Dadabhoy, a Mumbai-based civil servant, is the author of A Dictionary of Dates and A Book of Cricket Days.