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Reviewed in India on 16 March 2020
The author has woven a contemporary narrative of the highlights of Indian political and economic history into a coherent story of two men - their business rivalry, the intertwined families and in true Bollywood style their common origin - the classic children who were separated at a young age and grow up in different families.

Again while the concept is interesting, it is just too much coincidence that this family is present everywhere there is a major event - be it the partition, the Bombay stock exchange, World Trade Center, the Delhi riots, the Gujarat riots, the Taj with Kasab.....

I also like the transparency with which the author just lists his sources of “inspiration” for the book - all the business scams are woven in.

As I said at the beginning, if you want a short and synthesised narrative of Indian business (mal)practices since independence, with a bit of Ashoka, Harsha and the seven immortals thrown in, this book is not a bad way to get it!
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