Jamsetji Tata is considered an architect of modern India; he founded TATA -- an enormous Indian business. During the first World War, B.J. Padshah one of the Board of Directors of Tata Sons met on board a ship the author of this exhaustive report, Edward Thompson. Thompson produced this report urging Tata to get heavily invested in the Copra industry at a time when American investors were investing heavily in copra in the Philippines. Copra proved to a less than immediately successful investement for Tata, though Thompson grew rich (cf. R. M. Lala, The Creation of Wealth: the Tats from the 19th to the 21st Century, Chapter 6). ~An uncommon report (how could it be otherwise) relating to Tatas, the most inportant company in India. 179 pp. quarto. Rebacked.