Ravi Subramanian

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Ravi Subramanian, Author of the Banking Trilogy

Ravi Subramanian is an Indian author. A banker by profession, Subramanian has written popular thrillers about banking and bankers, including two Crossword Book Award winning titles The Incredible Banker and The Bankster. Subramanian says "I will be satisfied if people remember me as the [John] Grisham of banking,"[1][2] referring to the American lawyer best known for his legal thrillers.

An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, batch of 1993, Subramanian has spent close to two decades in the financial services industry. After having worked with companies such as Citibank, HSBC and ANZ Grindlays,[3] Subramanian is now the CEO of a listed NBFC.[4] Subramanian continues to write popular columns for well-known magazines and has his own personal weekly column in the Career and Business life page of The Economic Times. His book God is a Gamer (2014) is touted to be the world's first novel about Bitcoins.[citation needed]


  • 2007 If God Was a Banker
  • 2008 I Bought the Monk’s Ferrari
  • 2010 Devil in Pinstripes
  • 2011 The Incredible Banker
  • 2012 The Bankster
  • 2013 Bankerupt
  • 2014 God is a Gamer

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  1. ^ Ismat Tahseen (Nov 10, 2009). "‘Remember me as the Grisham of banking’". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Khushita Vasant (August 23, 2012). "Meet the John Grisham of Banking". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.timescrest.com/society/swapping-pie-charts-for-plots-3849
  4. ^ "Face value: Ravi Subramanian - The Economic Times". The Times Of India. 
  5. ^ "Golden Quill awards presented". The Hindu (Chennai, India). August 28, 2008. 
  6. ^ "The Hindu’s Aman Sethi bags award for A Free Man". The Hindu (Chennai, India). October 19, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ Shruti Dhapola (October 19, 2012). "Anuradha Roy, Aman Sethi win at Economist-Crossword awards". Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ "'Popular choice' ruled at book awards". Times of India. December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Best of leadership writing from ET". The Economic Times. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 

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