Author, poet and translator, Hub van Wersch came to India for the first time in 1972. He married an Indian hailing from Maharashtra and has been visiting and studying the country since then. Van Wersch qualified as a social anthropologist at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His study of the greatest industrial cataclysm of our time, Bombay Textile Strike 1982–83, was widely acclaimed as a substantial contribution to the understanding of the disastrous developments during that period. Later van Wersch moved to different fields of activity (communication and politics). Apart from scientific contributions, he presently writes novels and short stories.