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What’s Good for India

Akshi Singh: Good for Tata, 4 April 2024

Tata: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism 
by Mircea Raianu.
Harvard, 291 pp., £35.95, July 2021, 978 0 674 98451 6
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... or ‘the nation’s salt’. In Tata: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism, Mircea Raianu writes that during the Mughal period the eating of salt functioned as a ‘ritual of incorporation’, binding conquered subjects to the emperor. Salt also connects the citizen to the nation because of the part it played in the struggle for ...

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