The rise of Marwari industrialists is largely credited to their entrepreneurial acumen, credibility as businessmen and their community spirit. To ensure continuity, before passing on the baton, the older generation not only instils discipline in their heirs but also trains them well for business. These managerial skills later go on to guide the younger generation during their stints in the company and are a boon when they take up new ventures. MARWAR talks to entrepreneurs from the community about how skills and ethics they learned from their elders helped them in the business arena.
Jaipur Rugs has given traditional carpet weaving in India a fresh lease of life by providing sustainable livelihood opportunities to 40,000 artisans in over 600 villages. Talking to founder Nand Kishore Chaudhary, MARWAR finds he has not only opened up a global market for rural hands, but also improved their lives through welfare activities related to education, skills training, health and sanitation, and women empowerment.