Narendra Jadhav, a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha, Nominated) is a leading educationist, eminent economist and policy maker, well-known social scientist and best-selling author in English, Marathi and Hindi.
Narendra Jadhav is currently serving, on honorary basis, as Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development (CSD) in New Delhi and as Professor Emeritus at MIT School of Government, Pune.
Narendra Jadhav is appointed as the Chairman, Advisory Committee on RBI History: Volume V (1977-2007).
Dr. Narendra Jadhav served as a Member, Planning Commission (in the rank and status of Union Minister of State). As Member, Planning Commission, Dr. Jadhav’s sectoral responsibilities included Education, Labour-Employment-Skill Development and Social Justice and Empowerment. In addition, Dr. Jadhav looked after the States of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Goa, besides the Union Territories of Diu-Daman and Dadra-Nagar Haveli.
Dr. Narendra Jadhav also served as a Member, National Advisory Council (NAC), chaired by Smt. Sonia Gandhi.
Dr. Narendra Jadhav served as Vice–Chancellor of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly the University of Pune)
Narendra Jadhav is a prolific writer in 3 languages- Marathi, English and Hindi. He has written or edited 36 books- 18 in English, 13 in Marathi and 5 in Hindi- and has over 300 research papers and articles, besides 31 official reports on a range of public policy issues in India.
Dr Jadhav’s family biography in Marathi : Aamcha Baap Aan Amhi and in English : Untouchables has been hailed as an international bestseller, translated into 15 languages including French, Spanish, Korean and Thai, and has won the Sahitya Akademi Award (for the Punjabi version of the book).
Dr.Jadhav is a prolific writer.In addition to over 125 research papers in economics and 27 major official reports, his following books are a standard source of reference for students, researchers and financial analysts:
Dr Jadhav shot to fame with his biographical novel “Untouchables” written in English (Simon and Schuster, USA) – a runaway best seller with combined sales exceeding 6,00,000 copies, which has also been translated into 17 languages (French, Spanish, Korean, Thai ,as well as in most major Indian languages). The book has received several awards including the coveted Sahitya Akademi Award for its Punjabi Version.
A celebrated public figure; recipient of as many as 63 national and international awards including four Honorary D. Lit Degrees and the title of the “Commander of the Order of Academic Palms” by the Government of France for his contribution to the fields of economics, education, literature, culture and social work.