Ambani & Sons By Hamish McDonald is an updated /revised version of the author’s earlier book, The Polyester Prince – the rise of Dhirubhai Ambani. The Polyester Prince was never published in India , and today 2 used copies are available online at Amazon for $909.90 and $999 + shipping (the list price of the book was $15.95) .
The book provides information on the family background of the Ambanis, their Modh Bania community , the financial network, political connections and affiliations and their rise to become the richest Indians in the country. The most interesting part of this book for me was the intelligence network developed by Indian family owned businesses to keep track of current and potential allies and rivals, something they don’t teach you in college and a job in conventional big companies.
Ambani & Sons By Hamish McDonald
Pages : 396
Publisher : Roli Books – The Lotus Collection