This book explains the road ahead well. It is comprehensive in its coverage and contains beautiful photographs; especially of tea gardens…Combined with its well-researched history of tea-growing and tea companies, this book should be useful to all interested readers.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India.

The history of the Indian tea industry is a glorious record of continuous development of a century-old industry which became a valuable national asset…the industry has also played a significant role in the socio-economic development of the tea-growing areas.

Yashwant Sinha, former Finance Minister, Government of India.

My heartiest congratulations to Dr Taknet for his well-documented and beautifully illustrated book on the glory of Indian tea.

Murasoli Maran, former Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

This well produced and documented book provides valuable information on various interesting facets of Indian tea.

K.C. Pant, former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission.

Dr D.K. Taknet’s book is a well-researched and insightful effort at providing a holistic perspective of the industry. This research study is extremely interesting because of its style and rare pictures…Overall, the work provides a well-rounded picture of the Indian tea industry.

Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Industries Ltd., Mumbai.

It is a well researched and illustrated book of our tea industry…The book fills many gaps in earlier studies on the industry.

Khushwant Singh, Writer and Journalist, New Delhi.

It is undoubtedly a landmark research study which provides an absorbing account of the growth and contribution of the tea industry over a century…Needless to say, the points brought out are worthy of consideration, particularly those relating to the socio-economic development of the country.

Abid Hussain, former Ambassador to the USA and Secretary, Commerce, Government of India.

The focus on the unsung heroes of the industry, the socially and economically deprived workers, adds a refreshingly new dimension to the study.

R.A. Mashelkar, Director General, CSIR & Secretary, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India, New Delhi.

This pictorial book is thoroughly researched and highly informative, shedding new light on the wide-ranging welfare activities of the industry simply but lucidly. We need more such studies on the corporate world to highlight its socio-economic role in the development of the country.

Chirayu R. Amin, Former President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi.

It is a very well-researched and enlightened scholarly work. Detailed analytical appraisal makes it a unique business history as well.

Prof M.L. Sondhi, former Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi