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I am from India. I love to read, write and travel. I was an active blogger till some years back, but too much plagiarism made me sit back and block my site. I have restarted blogging, with specific focus on books and literary / creative works, as I am now into full time writing. I like to write a good story. Depending on the story, it may or may not have speculative elements. My qualifications include an MA in History, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing (dual specialization). I have worked in the fields of taxation, accounts and legal compliance.

I’m also a mentee of the SFWA Career Mentorship Program (Dec 2019 – March 2020) which is a three month industry-awareness program, “providing community, sharing knowledge, and offering networking opportunities… focused on professional development rather than artistic development.”

I’m currently a member of BFS.

My earlier published writings / conference papers include the following:

(1) Some thoughts on the Drain of Wealth: Colonial India and Imperial Britain published in print in World History Bulletin (WHB) Spring 2004, page 43-50

Soft copy available at: http://www.thewha.org/bulletins/spring_2004.pdf

(WHB Archive)

(2) Contextualizing Gandhi in Twenty First Century World, Conference Paper for World History Association Conference at Atlanta (June 2003)

(3) Concept of Swaraj, Essay Competition-cum-Young Scholars Seminar held under auspices of Indian Council of Philosophical Research  (Feb 1997) 

(4) Book Reviews on H-Net sites, for the following books:

(A) Andrew J. Bacevich. American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy  Link: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=7571

(B) R. J. Barendse. The Arabian Seas: The Indian Ocean World of the Seventeenth Century  Link: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=6849

(5) Published Articles:

Year Publisher Publication Article / Essay Published
2005 ME Sharpe, USA World Trade: A Historical Encyclopedia of Economics, Politics, Society and Culture 1. Advertising
3. Calcutta
4. Calicut
5. Indian Ocean Trade
6. Indus River
7. Patents
8. Socialism
9. Surat
2004 SAGE, USA Encyclopedia of Leadership 1. Akbar
2. Lenin
2003 Routledge (USA) Encyclopedia of Religion and War Modern Hinduism
2003 Routledge (USA) Encyclopedia of World Environmental History Ancient South East Asia

(6) Published short essays:

(1) Ideas, Not Power, Rules the World

(2) Only Better People, Not Better Laws, Can Transform Society