Business and Community is a historical narrative which also highlights emerging critical issues and the achievements as well as deficits of Indian CSR. Its objectives are threefold:
- To enhance public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of what Indian business has contributed to society
- To enthuse the business community as a whole, especially the younger generation, by highlighting exemplary individualsmpanies in the history of Indian CSR
- To identify the factors which inhibit or encourage CSR so as to enable business and government to take appropriate action
Written in a simple, non-jargonistic language, it is easy to understand without being simplistic. Its extensive bibliography will be useful for further research.
It is well worth reading by all those who would shape the institutions business India needs for more inclusive growth driven by entrepreneurial energies.