Tata - India's Global Giant



Dr. Zareer Masani tells the story of how the Tata Group, India's largest business concern, became Britain's biggest industrial employer and asks if it can maintain its reputation for ethical capitalism.

Originating in the 19th century with a Parsi trading family from Bombay, Tata is now a major force in steelmaking, hotels, aviation and ICT. It has recently acquired well-known British brands like Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley tea. Throughout its history, Tata has taken pride in its social conscience, with generous support for philanthropic causes - although it has also provoked criticism on occasion for its industrial and environmental record. Now, the Tata family no longer controls the companies which bear its name - and which are competing in new and tougher markets. Can Tata hold onto its historic values in a world of ruthless multinationals?

Producers: Arlen Harris and Peregrine Andrews.