Born in Mumbai in 1971, Anand Thakore grew up in India and in the United Kingdom. He has spent most of his life in Mumbai. His poetry collections include Waking in December (2001), Elephant Bathing (2012), Mughal Sequence (2012) and Seven Deaths and Four Scrolls (2017). A Hindustani classical vocalist by training, he devotes his time to the study, performance, composition and teaching of Hindustani vocal music. He is the founder of Harbour Line, a publishing collective, and of Kshitij, an interactive forum for musicians. Thakore is the recipient of grants from the Ministry of Human Resource Development and The Charles Wallace India Trust. His fourth collection, Seven Deaths and Four Scrolls, was shortlisted for the Jayadev National Poetry Award in 2018.