About the Book
The book is aimed at
1. Youth who wish to make banking career with a rewarding stint in rural areas as spring board for fast track career.
2. Existing bank staff in their career beginning.
3. Managers at all levels of administration.
4. Students of Business Management
5. Anyone who is interested in the life-altering experience of unleashing the “fortune at the bottom of the pyramid”. (Foreword)
Evocatively titled… book emerges as a significant and well-timed effort .. turns out to be essential reading for any one who is interested in life altering experience of un-leashing. ‘The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid.’
Dr.K.C.Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor, RBI
Mr.Bhaskara Rao’s emphasis on the development of the individual, his ideas, his ideals and the need for personal transformation for improved performance is both timely and relevant. This book should be available not only in every branch of the banks but also on the shelves of libraries in management institutions, engineering colleges and in the hands of avid readers.
Sri M.Gopalakrishna, IAS (Retd.)
… While technology can be of some help, without a dedicated band of barefoot bankers, it will not be possible to achieve Financial Inclusion.
Sri S.Narayanan, IAS (Retd.)
The cartoons are a valuable addition – they aid comprehension and give the book a ‘friendly’ look.
Prof. S. Ramnarayan, Indian School of Business
What makes the book particularly enjoyable is its architecture, imaginatively designed and interestingly presented with illustrations, photographs, anecdotes, aphorism – all conveying a message.. to a larger society.. commendable and timely.
Dr.A.Prasanna Kumar. Director, Centre for Policy Studies
Mr.Rao gave an identity to Barefoot Banker worthy of emulation.
Dr.A.K.Khandelwal, Former CMD of Bank of Baroda & Dena Bank
A very insightful study.. the frame work of inclusive knowledge for inclusive banking. I compliment Mr.Varanasi for his ‘spontaneous optimism’ to use his experiences and knowledge to make a difference.
Prof. V.S.Prasad, Former Director, NAAC.
The book helps pointing out many eye opening lessons for barefoot bankers to participate in this great revolution India may go through.
Prof. T.V.Rao, Chairman, TVRLS
This book will inspire the career conscious young men and women who will be sensitized to the emerging opportunities and challenges with right perspective.
Sri M.Balachandran, Director, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (Former CMD, Bank of India)
The Musings of Barefoot Bankers is a wealth of wisdom… it will delight any one interested in rural India – bankers, agricultural officers, veterinarians, rural development officials.Prof.Ram Kumar, Kerela Veternary and Animal Sciences Universty, Trichur.