Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee is a poet, writer, and political theorist. He earned his doctorate in political science from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His first collection of poetry, Ghalib’s Tomb and Other Poems (2013), was published by The London Magazine. He has contributed to Words Matter: Writings against Silence (Penguin, 2016) and India Dissents: 3,000 Years of Difference, Doubt and Argument (Speaking Tiger, 2017). His writings, apart from regular contributions to thewire.in, have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, World Literature Today, Economic and Political Weekly, Outlook and The Hindu, among others.