Thinking With Ghalib


by Anjum Altaf and Amit Basole


Publisher: Folio Books


300 .00 RS


Anjum Altaf and Amit Basole

About Book

Poetry For A New Generation

About Author

Anjum Altaf is a South Asian living in Lahore. He is the author of Transgressions: Poems Inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Aakar Books Delhi 2019, Liberty Books Karachi 2020. Anjum Altaf has a PhD in Engineering – Economic Systems and a Masters of Arts in Economics, both from Stanford University. He has been associated with the Applied Economics Research Centre at the University of Karachi, the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and with the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank in Washington, DC. He also served as the Dean of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is currently the Provost at the newly-established Habib University in Karachi. Amit Basole teaches Economics at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Urdu poetry as well as history and architecture of the Indian subcontinent are his passions. He is heads the Centre for Sustainable Employment and works on ​“jobless growth” in India. He also teaches Economics, at the University. He has taught at Bucknell University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst as well as a PhD in Neuroscience from Duke University. Prior to that he attended the University of Mumbai for a Bachelors in Microbiology and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai for a Masters in Molecular Biology. His recent research projects include causes of declining calorie consumption in India, impacts of subcontracting on informal firms, knowledge sharing in informal industrial clusters, conditions of work for home-based women workers, the economics of Geographical Indications, and skill acquisition in the informal economy. He has a particular interest in people’s’ knowledge traditions and their significance in creating alternatives to the paradigm of ​“Development.” He also writes for non-academic audiences at ideas​forindia​.in, san​hati​.org, dia​log​.in, WION, and other online fora.