A Bank for the Buck

A Bank for the Buck, (1/e): The Story of HDFC Bank by Tamal Bandyopadhyay from Jaico Publishing House.

This is the story of the birth and growth of India's most valued Bank HDFC Bank Ltd against the backdrop of the new bank movement in India that started in 1994 when the Reserve Bank of India opened up the sector to introduce competition and to force banks to be efficient and more productive. Many books have tried to give meaning to India's recent history, to put it in the larger context of a complicated and confounding society, but this effort stands out because it does something that has been difficult to attempt retelling the story of modern India through the lens of business. Given the author's familiarity with bankers, policy makers and central bankers, this fast-paced, jargon-free book, written for a wide audience, brings to life an engrossing and sweeping tale of 21st century India, with all its foibles and charms.

Tamal Bandyopadhyay, is one of the most respected business journalists in India, His weekly column, Banker's Trust, India's second-largest read financial daily Ann, where be is Deputy Managing Edit, is widely read for its deep insights into the world of finance and its unerring ability to anticipate major ,policy moves. Tamal has kept a close watch on the financial sector for over fifteen years and has had a ringside view of the enormous changes in Indian finance over this period. He has been a frequent speaker at seminars ammo India and has hosted a very successful weekly show (by the same name as his weekly column) on television, featuring some of India's most respected bankers, policy makers, central bankers and regulators.

He has contributed to The Oxford Companion to Economics in India, edited by Kaushik Basu and published by Oxford University Press in 2007. Banker's Trust,. anthology of Ms weekly column in Mint has recently been published, This is Tamal's first book.

In our Management Studies section, Rs. 395, in paperback, 372 pages, ISBN: 9788184953961