The Docks of Ancient Lothal

Bharatavarsha’s mercantile tradition is storied and ancient. From the docks of Lothal in Gujarat to modern Mumbai, Indic commerce colours this land of once incalculable wealth. With ships that plied the seas from Africa to Australia, the businessmen of the Indian Subcontinent were known throughout the world and famous for their valuable goods. Originally the purview of the dharmic Vaisya varna, talented businessmen and women of all backgrounds have made their name in the current era.

With famed entrepreneurial communities such as the  Marwaris of Rajasthan & Bengal, Khatri & Memons of Punjab, Shahs & Patels of Gujarat, Kammas & Komatis of Andhra, and Chettiars of Tamizh Nadu, business truly is in Bharat’s blood. The Sindhis remain the most international of all mercantile communities, with families spread truly around the Globe.



Taphusa and Bhallika

500 Swamis of Ayyavolu

House of Jagat Seth

House of Tata

House of Birla

House of Ambani

House of L.N.Mittal

Sunil Mittal

Azim Premji

Narayana Murthy

Shiv Nadar

Ramoji Rao

G.V.K. Reddy

Kishore Biyani

Outside the Subcontinent

Amar Bose

Vinod Khosla

Vikram Pandit

Indra Nooyi

Ajay Banga

Satya Nadella

Sabeer Bhatia

Vinod Khosla

Gururaj Deshpande


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