Mythbreaker – a book chronicling the journey of Biocon &Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

At the age of twenty-five, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw partnered with an Irish entrepreneur, Leslie Auchincloss, to start Biocon India in a garage in Bangalore.

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Thirty-seven years on, Biocon is India’s largest research-driven biotech enterprise. And the accidental entrepreneur, Mazumdar-Shaw, is today a tough negotiator and a habitual dealmaker, casually breaking several myths about Indian women in business.

Mythbreaker – Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and the Story of Indian Biocon by Seema Singh will be launched in Bangalore on April 28.

The book traces Kiran’s journey from being an accidental entrepreneur to someone who played a pivotal role in the growth of the industry. Through her and several untold stories, the book shows how the industry came about, why Bangalore took the lead, and how business of science in this country has been a tough nut to crack. There are personal stories of how Kiran hires people and gives them a free hand – quite unusual in Indian Business.