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The Tata Central Archives is the first Business Archive in India. We collect, and retain letters, documents, images, printed books, group publications and ephemera of potential historical and critical significance to the Tata Group, one of the largest and most respected business houses in India.

The history of the Tata Group runs concurrent with the story of India’s industrialisation. No industrial house has had such a ripple effect on India, giving her the first steel plant, hydro-electric plant, inorganic chemistry plant and creating a reservoir of scientific and technological manpower for the country. Its Trusts have instituted the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 1936, India's first cancer hospital, the Tata Memorial in 1941, and in 1945, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, which was to become the cradle of India's Atomic energy program and many other such endeavours.

At the Tata Central Archives you can expect to find valuable records that have been meticulously preserved, as well as information and digitisation projects available to researchers on the Tata history. Visitors are also welcome to view the exhibition galleries.