Urjit Patel’s new book Overdraft—Saving the Indian Saver starts on a very lyrical note: “I have been in the news; while it lasted, the contretemps made good theatre. It ended when I stepped down. The theatre of eminences has been going on for centuries and will continue for many more; eventually, everyone is forgotten.”
Patel was the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) between September 2016 and December 2018. Before that he was a deputy governor between January 2013 and September 2016.