The Reluctant Billionaire: How Dilip Shanghvi Became the Richest Self-made Indian by Soma DasThe book is an untold human story of an enterprise and its creator-Dilip Shanghvi, who became the richest self-made Indian.
In March 2015, Dilip Shanghvi toppled Mukesh Ambani to become the richest Indian. The historic event shook corporate India but made Shanghvi uncomfortable. He is one of the most interesting and least understood business minds. Till date, his journey has been shrouded in mystery because of his unwillingness to share it.
The book changes that by revealing the riveting story of the fiercely intense personality that lies beneath his calm demeanour. Based on interviews of over 150 friends, extended family members, rivals, former aides, business associates, it traces his transformation from a quiet, curious child working in his fathers small wholesale shop to an astute strategist who built Indias largest unrivalled pharma company-Sun Pharma-despite being untrained in science.
This book is an extraordinary story of an ordinary man, who chooses to stay anti-famous. He would rather have his face unrecognized, his story untold. But at a time, when a billion dreams are simmering in an aspiring India, this tale is for everyone who has once had a secret dream, an insanely bold one.
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Dads and Daughters, Books That Explore The Eternal Bond
The concept of father memoirs is a fascinating one. Confronting fathers directly and publicly is not, and never has been, easy: the patriarch should judge and not be judged. To write about the father is to sit in judgment upon him, and for most cultures this was a taboo too strong to be overcome. The Greeks, despite their searingly perceptive stories about father-child interactions, did not attempt to do so — nor did the Romans, the Italians of the Renaissance, the Elizabethans or even the Romantics. Paradoxically — but not surprisingly, given the rigid paternalism of the age and the attendant psychological pressures — personal father writing, like radical feminism, is a product of the Victorian era. Once the taboo was broken, writers were quick to take advantage of the new possibilities.
Each of these scenarios is fraught with its own quicksand pits of apprehension, second guessing, and potential regret. He knew I was home for long hours behind a closed door, hunched over a keyboard, trying to get the corners square. His response was as simple as it was complex, and it would evolve over the months leading up to publication. Then, in one of the great hairpin ironies of both his life and mine, he died three days after publication. All I can know is I tried to get it right, as I believe all of the writers listed here have done, by honoring my father with the truth of himself. As a result, this is, like all good father memoirs, a sparring match with an often inscrutable subject.
Who’s Your Daddy? 15 Powerful Stories About Fathers
With Father's Day around the corner, it's time to talk about that special relationship between fathers and daughters. While so much lip service is paid to fathers and sons and mothers and daughters, you can't deny the powerful bond shared between a dad and his daughter. Of course, one of the best ways to reflect on what your dad means to you is by picking up a book that explores this unique relationship. Of course, father-daughter relationships aren't always sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes they can be pretty complicated, as some of these books definitely show. Everyone's relationship with their dad is completely unique, but maybe one of these books will resonate with the complexities of your relationship with your own dad.
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