Ambani and 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 Indias 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.
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