Don't Tell The Governor by Ravi Subramanian | Book Review


On 8 November, when the clocks strike 12, your money will be no good.

Somewhere on the India–Nepal Border, a car full of passengers swerves off a highway and plunges into a valley, its trunk full of cash.

In the UK, a Bollywood starlet wins Big Survivor, the most popular reality TV show in the country.

In Panama, Central America, a whistle-blower at a law firm brings down billionaires across the globe.

And in India, a new RBI Governor is appointed.

Aditya Kesavan is dynamic, charismatic and ambitious. And he’s been handed the reins of the RBI on a platter. His only job: to make sure he doesn’t rock the boat. But, unknown to him, the wheels have begun to turn, as the country heads towards the biggest financial event in modern Indian history. And Governor Kesavan is about to carry out the most brazen act of his life—and, perhaps, his most foolish.

Will he be able to pull himself out of the mess he has got into or will he have to surrender to the manipulative forces behind the scenes?

Running desperately out of time, the Governor must set things right.


Ravi Subramanian


Harper Collins

Release date:

November 6th 2018

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 312 Pages

The story is a financial thriller centering the RBI governor and demonetization. It is a mixture of fiction as well as non-fiction stories. The language of the book is simple and effective. The characters are woven into the story in such a way that no one is discarded & everyone is important till the end. The author has based it on a real life incident and has generously referred to several true stories.

The story started off very nicely. However i am disappointed with the way it's ended. All the loose ends could have been tied in a better way. A glossary is required in this book which is missing.  I have high expectations from the author and hope he delivers a fantastic thriller next time.  If you are looking for a well written book that will make you think, then this is your read. This would have been a book I would never have picked up myself so I am so glad that I got to read it.


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