Marwaris are known for their entrepreneurial skills and hardwired business sense.
This has helped them build great businesses around the world. But that is as far as tradition goes. It’s a different matter with the modern Marwari, however, many of whom have taken their interests beyond the boardroom in pursuit of other conquests. One among them is writer Ashwin Sanghi, who within a short span of time has earned global name and fame with a series of bestselling novels. We have dedicated our cover to the maestro of fiction thrillers.
Sanghi, however, is not an isolated name in the domain of Marwari litterateurs. Writer Laxmana Dalmia, daughter of industrialist Ram Krishna Dalmia, is another luminary who has made her mark in the world of literature. In a Q&A session, the multifaceted lady talks about her early years, her passions, her outlook towards life and her tobe launched book, One Soul Many Lives.
In the world of accounting, Tally software counts among the most popular and efficient, having established a presence in over 140 countries with over a million users. In what started as a start-up, the brand has seen incredible growth under fatherson duo Shyam Sunder and Bharat Goenka and looks to conquer new grounds with scion Tejas Goenka stepping in. We bring you the inspiring story of the Goenkas.
There’s no arena where Marwaris don’t seem to have made their mark as entrepreneurs. Read about cousins Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni, whose passion for cinema led them to fly to Mumbai, as college kids no less, to make their foray into filmdom, and succeed against all odds. Their company, SVF Entertainment is now the biggest entertainment powerhouse in Eastern India.
On India’s industrial horizon, the Dalmia Group of Companies stands out for its outstanding contributions to the nation, both economically and in terms of philanthropy. In this regard, Sanjay Dalmia, the chairman of a clutch of Dalmia group companies, deserves special mention, whose interests, apart from spearheading the group’s growth, spill on to other domains such as India’s economic growth, patriotism and humanitarianism.
Marwaris love for jewellery is legendary. But for them, the mesmerizing world of jadau , polki and meenakari jewellery would have been perhaps lost to the world of bling. As the embodiment of heritage and style, and as keepers of a 150-year legacy, the Nahetas of Jaipur Jewels have been making concerted efforts to both popularise and perpetuate these traditional forms of jewellery. We bring you their inspiring story.
Marwari industrialists of the pre- and post-Independence years are revered and remembered for their pioneering efforts, grit, determination and ingrained values that have helped them build business empires. Sadly, there seems to have been an apparent dilution of these qualities among modern Marwaris. Is this trait likely to affect the future of Marwari enterprise? In Marwar Perspectives, we bring you viewpoints of eminent members of the community on the subject.
With all this and more, we bring you another interesting issue of MARWAR.
Maneck Davar Editor