MS Sriram - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


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 – 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 Faculty at SPJain Center for Management Dubai-Singapore, and is a Visiting Professor, at Centre Emile Bernheim, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Brussels, Belgium. He is a graduate from Institute of Rural Management Anand and completed his doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Sriram has served as an expert on several expert committees: Task Force on revival of Rural Cooperative Credit Institutions [Vaidyanathan Committee]; Chaired the Expert Committee on Kerala Cooperative Bank; External Advisory Committee of the RBI for Small Finance Banks; and on the Financial Inclusion Advisory Committee. Sriram had just completed a book titled “Talking Financial Inclusion in Liberalised India: Conversations with Governors of RBI” a book based on detailed conversations with RBI Governors to understand the evolution of policies on Financial Inclusion. He is also translating the autobiography of Dr. Reddy from Telugu to Kannada.

In addition to the above, 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 2014 for his work of fiction Salman Khanana DifficultiesU and in 2015 for his collection of essays Arthartha.