Financial Inclusion – access to financial services by all – has a direct correlation to poverty. It has become an essential component of policy making world over.
Prof Sriram’s book “Talking Financial Inclusion in Liberalised India” looks at how RBI and its Governors took initiatives in furthering the agenda of financial inclusion.
Professor M S Sriram is currently Visiting Faculty at IIM Bangalore. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Development of Research in Banking Technology, Hyderabad – an institute set up by the Reserve Bank of India. Prior to this he was the ICICI Bank Lalita D Gupte Chair professor in Microfinance at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been Visiting Professor, at Centre Emile Bernheim, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Brussels, Belgium and IIMs in Udaipur and Visakhapatnam. He is a graduate from Institute of Rural Management Anand and completed his doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Sriram has been a writer in Kannada. He has five books of fiction and four books of essays to his credit. He won the Masti Kannada Seva Nidhi Award for his first manuscript Mayadarpana and the Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award for his work of fiction Salman Khanana DifficultiesU in 2014 and for his collection of essays Arthartha in 2015.