HarperCollins is proud to announce the upcoming publication of the autobiography of an iconic business leader
NEW DELHI, January 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Growing up in the sleepy towns of Bhilai and Bokaro, Arundhati Bhattacharya never imagined that one day she would become president india biggest bank. It was by pure chance that she found out about the entry examination for trainee bank agents through a friend. She applied, was selected, and went on to a glorious career in banking for four decades.
Indomitable is the story of Arundhati’s life as a banker and the challenges she faced in a male-dominated stronghold. She takes the reader through her growing up years and early studies in the 1960s, traveling to Kolkata for college, then to the State Bank of Indiawhere she started her career.
The life of a female banker with a family in an often transferable job is not easy. In Arundhati’s life too, there were some breaking moments when she almost thought about quitting her career to balance her personal aspirations with the needs of her family. But she didn’t give up. Instead, she met her challenges with humor and positivity and took each assignment as a new chapter in learning and adapting.
In her role as President of SBI, she led the bank through some of its worst phases. It inspired confidence in the banking sector when the NPA crises led to a significant deficit in public confidence. Under his leadership, SBI has transformed into a customer-centric and digitally advanced bank while playing a pivotal role in national development. Some of its human resource initiatives included leading practices that were appreciated and later adopted by other banks.
Candid, lucid and humble, Indomitable is the story that will galvanize you to face challenges, break down barriers, move forward and reach greater heights.
“From an early age I listened to many older people talk about migrating to the western world as it was defined as ‘the country of your dreams’. First it was the UK, then United States and Canada and then Australia and Singapore. I often wondered why India could not become the country of his dreams. But I was told in India things only work if you know people. This capital was scarce and the multiple obstacles to realizing your dreams allowed nothing but a mundane existence for people coming from small towns without support or background.
Did that mean people like me couldn’t dream? This book is written to prove that India can be the land of our dreams and it is our ability to reach out with the right attitude and the right ideas that will get us there. Today’s generation proves me right and I’m so proud of them. So to all those who dared to dream, congratulations! Hang in there and you’ll get there,” says the author, Arundhati Bhattacharya.
“Indomitable is the story of small towns, big dreams and big accomplishments. Arundhati’s journey from growing up in the sleepy towns of Bhilai and Bokaro to engaging in challenging banking work and leaving her mark as an outstanding leader is an inspiring story that will remain etched in the reader’s mind. for years. We are delighted and privileged to publish this book,” says Sachin Sharmaeditor, HarperCollins India.
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Arundhati Bhattacharya is the first woman to chair the State Bank of India (SBI), a 210-year-old institution, india largest bank and a Fortune 500 company. Currently, she is the President and CEO of Salesforce India, a cloud-based SaaS company listed on the United States and whose head office is at San Francisco.
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HarperCollins Publishers India is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins India publishes some of the best writers from the Indian subcontinent and around the world, releasing around 200 new books every year, with a print and digital catalog of over 2,000 titles spread across 10 editions. Its authors have won almost all major literary awards including Man Booker Prize, JCB Prize, DSC Prize, New India Foundation Prize, Atta Galatta Prize, Shakti Bhatt Prize, Gourmand Cookbook Prize, Publishing Next Prize , the Tata Literature Live Award, Gaja Capital Business Book Award, BICW Award, Sushila Devi Award, Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Crossword Book Award. HarperCollins India has been awarded Publisher of the Year three times: at Publishing Next in 2015 and at Tata Literature Live! in 2016 and 2018. HarperCollins India also represents some of the best publishers in the world including Egmont, Oneworld, Harvard University Press, Bonnier Zaffre, Usborne, Dover and Lonely Planet.
SOURCE HarperCollins Publishers India