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Bandhan: The Making of a Bank

Bandhan: The Making of a Bank

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Book Name:- Bandhan: The Making of a Bank

Author Name:- Tamal Bandyopadhyay

Bandhan: The Making of a Bank is the story of Bandhan, the only bank that emerged in eastern India after Independence. Founded by the son of a sweet vendor, with a mere ₹ 2 lakh, the sum total of his life savings.
On 17th June, 2015, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh stepped out of the Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai with the much-coveted banking license, beating some of the country’s top corporate houses. This moment remunerated for all the frustrations that had come along the way. A year later, Bandhan Bank was launched with 6.7 million small borrowers. So, how did Ghosh build India’s biggest MFI from scratch and then, along with his team, transform it into a universal bank? Bandhan: The Making of a Bank chronicles that journey.




Bandhan is also Ghosh’s personal story-of a boy growing up in small-town Agartala struggling with poverty, but ruthless in his ambition to make it big. He battles competition, a tough economic climate, hostile moneylenders, and the perpetual lack of resources. Nobody in India perhaps knows better than him the psyche of a small borrower and the alchemy of doing business with the poor, profitably. This is one of India’s biggest entrepreneurial stories.

About the Author Tamal Bandyopadhyay

Tamal Bandyopadhyay, consulting editor of Mint, and  strategy,  adviser, at Bandhan Bank, is one of the most respected business journalists in India. Bandyopadhyay has kept a close watch of the financial sector for close to two decades and has had a ringside view of the immense changes in banking sector and Indian finance over the period. His previous books, Sahara: The Untold Story and A Bank for the Buck , have been non-fiction bestsellers.

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