Born in poverty, compelled to leave school when in the sixth standard, Sitaram Jiwarajka rose to rule over a sprawling business empire with interests both national and overseas. A pioneer of India’s electronic industry, he switched to this sunrise sector from his former business as a textile broker and trader. From trading in Indian and imported electronic goods; to attempting to set up India’s first radio manufacturing factory; to becoming a sales and distribution agent for top brands both Indian and foreign; to establishing partnerships with like-minded peers who shared his pioneering spirit; to setting up joint ventures with leading foreign majors; to lobbying for mobile telephony; to establishing his own companies which spanned the full range of business activities and products in both the electronic and the telecom sectors – his meteoric rise lit up the worlds of his family and business associates alike.
Rising with resilience and determination time and time again from disastrous circumstances and acts of betrayal by those he trusted, battling with an obdurate government in the days of the Licence Raj, fighting for his rights in court and still managing to gain national and international recognition for his acumen and achievements, Sitaram Jiwarajka imparted many valuable lessons for success along the way; lessons that are his gifts to succeeding generations who seek to follow in his footsteps.About the Author
Rina Kamath is a writer, editor and lawyer. She is a former journalist and media professional. She began her career in journalism with The Times of India Group, and has worked for BusinessIndia and BusinessWorld. She was a consulting editor with Business Today. She has also contributed to The International Indian, India Today Plus and The Statesman. She was arts and features editor of the dailies The Indian Post and The Independent. She was editor of Dhurrie by Shyam Ahuja, published by India Book House; Birds of Bombay published by Rotary International and an edition of India Calling published by India Book House. She has authored a book titled Madras, published by Orient Longman.
As a multi-media professional, she has anchored programmes on television; scripted film documentaries and produced and presented radio programmes, two of which won national awards. She has also reported for Radio Deutschewelle.
As a lawyer, she has worked with two Mumbai-based law firms: Little & Co, Advocates & Solicitors, appearing in the Bombay High Court and several lower courts and tribunals; and Nishith Desai Associates, International Legal and Tax Counsellors, where she was a member of the International Employment Law team and head of the Social Sector Legal Advisory. She has been the legal counsel for a US conservancy, the Global Heritage Fund, and an Indian public trust, the Indus Heritage Trust.
She has founded a multi-service sole proprietary firm, Cause Humane Integrated Professional Services, and as an independent professional pursues her triple passions: writing, editing and law.
Rina Kamath lives and works in Mumbai, India.About the Designer
Darshan Jasani is a graduate of the reputed Sir J J Institute and has also completed her Masters from Pratt Institute, New York. She has previously worked with several ad agencies before venturing out on her own.Publisher
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