Crossword hosted the launch & reading of the book ‘Ambani & Sons’ by Hamish McDonald
09/30/2010

Mumbai, September 27th, 2010: Crossword – India’s leading lifestyle bookstore along with Roli Books hosted the launch & reading of the book Ambani & Sons by Hamish McDonald.

Sucheta Dalal was in conversation with the author.

Online PR News – 30-September-2010 – – Mumbai, September 27th, 2010: Crossword – India’s leading lifestyle bookstore along with Roli Books hosted the launch & reading of the book Ambani & Sons by Hamish McDonald.

Sucheta Dalal was in conversation with the author.

About the Book

Ambani & Sons is the riveting story of one of the wealthiest families in the world. Dhirubhai Ambani was a rags-to-riches tycoon whose company Reliance, is now one of India’s major corporations. His sons Anil and Mukesh took over after his death in 2002 and their respective arms of the company are bigger than the parent ever was. However, a family feud of colossal proportions, that has had political reverberations, ensued. The Ambani tale contains a bigger story about modern India, not only as an economic powerhouse, but about the complicated links between government and big business.

About the Author

Hamish McDonald is Asia-Pacific Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. He has been a foreign correspondent in Jakarta, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and New Delhi, where he was bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review. He has twice won Walkley awards, and has a report on Burma read into the record of the US Congress. He is the author of books on Indonesia and India, and was made an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs in 2008.

About Crossword

Crossword is India’s leading bookstore chain, which has pioneered the lifestyle bookstore concept in India. Crossword was ranked the 6th most admired retailer in India by Business world for the year 2006; it was the only book retailer in the top 10.Crossword won the Reid & Taylor Award for Best Retailer of the year – Leisure & Specialty at the India Retail Summit 2005 & 2007& 2009.Crossword won the Retailer of the Year Award - Leisure (Books, Music and Gifts Category) at the Images Retail Awards 2005 & 2007.Crossword received the Federation of Indian Publishers Award for excellence in Publishing for the year 2004 on 18th June 2005 at the hands of Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development.

Launched in 1992, Crossword currently has 63 stores across 13 cities in the country in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Jaipur, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Nagpur and Vadodara. Crossword Bookstores Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary Company of Shopper’s Stop Ltd – India’s leading department store chain. The Holding Company inter-alia also acts as a Master Franchisee of the Company.

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