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17th Anniversary

 At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, a new democracy was born. As India woke to life and freedom, some of its business houses were already decades into operations, giving shape to the dreams of its founding fathers. 

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Published 7 months ago on Aug 01, 2023 less than a minute Read
Bazaar in Bombay. An illustration from The History of China and India by Miss Corner published in 1847

 At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, a new democracy was born. As India woke to life and freedom, some of its business houses were already decades into operations, giving shape to the dreams of its founding fathers. As Outlook Business turns 17, we celebrate with 17 centennial companies of India. These are stories of not just surviving, but thriving, sectoral leaders. Spread across the country, these companies have shown immense grit in the past 100 years, as they braved two world wars and tectonic shifts in the Indian political and policymaking landscapes. We tell their stories through insiders, outsiders and data to help you think beyond and stay ahead