TATA, SASSOONS AND THE OPIUM TRADE

How timely to be reminded by IGP.

Wide Awake Gentile

RATAN TATA AND CURRENT CHAIRMAN CYRUS MYSTRY

The Tata Group has maintained a squeaky clean reputation.In Indias rather murky corporate world it is supposed to stand out as a honest group  Its founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata is often given the title of “Father of Indian Industry” .Its reputation may have been dented by the Radia Tapes ,the SalwaJudun controversy and other smaller controversies but it is still managed to keep up the facade of being the benchmark for Indian Corporate Governance

But one nagging historical fact the Tatas have never been able to wash off has been their involvement with the Opium Trade with China and their association with the Jewish Opium trading Sassoon”s  and the East India Company

This accusation was picked up by the Independent in the U.K. around the time of the purchase of Corus, and you can find allusions to it in various nooks and…

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