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Panel Discussion on Government & RBI Relations: It’s complicated

July 4, 2017

Panel Discussion on Government & RBI Relations: It’s complicated
organised by
Bangalore International Centre, (A Teri Initiative)

Dr.Narendar Pani, Mr.T C A Srinivasa Raghavan and Prof. Charan Singh

About the Book around which the discussion is centred
Dialogue of the Deaf is the history of the politics of monetary policy in India. The workings of the Reserve Bank of India and its strange relationship with the Government forms the core of the book. It is forever walking the tightrope, torn between the law that governs it and the politics of the governments that control it. Or, as was famously said by the Governor of the Bank of England when it was being set up, ‘it has to play the role of a ‘Hindoo wife’ who offers advice but never asserts herself’.

Mr. T C A Srinivasa Raghavan
T. C. A. Srinivasa Raghavan began his career in 1975 as the Economics Editor at Macmillan India. In 1980, he switched to journalism. Over the next thirty-three years be worked at the Free Press Journal, Eastern Economist, Financial Express, Business Standard and Hindu Business Line. Between 2004 and 2011 he was a consultant with the Reserve Bank of India for Volumes Three and Four of its history. He has also been a consultant at many research institutions and written aver a dozen research papers and two books.

He is currently a columnist for Business Standard and the Hindi portal of

Prof. Charan Singh
Dr. Charan Singh is a RBI Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. Earlier, he was a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMP), Washington DC from August 2009 to November 2012. He has worked extensively for more than two decades in Reserve Bank of India post 1984. His current policy interests include international economics, monetary policy, fiscal policy and debt management.

Dr. Singh earned his doctorate in Economics from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and was a visiting scholar (post-doctorate) for more than a year each at Department of Economics, Harvard University and the Stanford Center for International Development, Stanford University. Earlier, he had studied from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Guru Nanak Dev University. Amritsar; and Delhi University.

Dr. Narendar Pani
Prof. Narendar Pani heads the NIAS-UNDP Policy Research Initiative on Inequality and Human Development at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. An economist by training and a social scientist by practice, he has worked in both academic and media institutions, including Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and The Economic Times. He has, over the last four decades written extensively on a variety of subjects. His books include ‘Inclusive Economics Gandhian Method and Contemporary Policy’. He has published academic and media articles in India and abroad as well as a monograph on theatre and two novels. He has also lectured in a number of universities, including Harvard and Brown.

Panel Discussion on Friday | 7th July 2017 | 6.30 PM

Bangalore International Centre
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore – 560071.

Enquiry 98865 99675.

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