The 'might' - the power and the possibility - of words, images, places, people.
Nitasha Kaul is a perpetually homeless Kashmiri novelist, academic, poet, economist, artist who inhabits many lives in the UK, Bhutan, India. She often finds herself speaking to, engaged with, writing and addressing, and part of, specific audiences who do not speak much to each other: economists, novelists, poets, economic social and political justice activists, theory-fetishists, musicians and filmmakers, Bhutan scholars, Kashmiris, street-artists, academic philosophers (to name a few).
Her first book was ‘Imagining Economics Otherwise’ (Routledge, 2007). Her debut novel ‘Residue’, about Kashmiris outside of Kashmir, was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize (sometimes called the 'Asian Booker') in 2009. She is an expert on the Himalayan history, politics, and contemporary culture of Bhutan, a country she has spent a long stretches of time over a period of several years. She is currently in London, and working on several projects, including her next novel.
Aside from publishing fiction and poetry, she speaks to various gatherings of creatives, writers, poets and scholars, she has also authored numerous articles in edited collections, journals, newspapers on the themes of identity, economy, gender, social theory, technology, democracy (please click CV tab on this page above for details and links to many publications and speaking engagements). She has a PhD in Economics and Philosophy from the UK (2003), was earlier a Professor of Economics in Bristol, is a Fellow in Politics and International Relations at Westminster in London, and most recently was an Associate Professor of Creative Writing in Bhutan. She has wandered over 55 countries around the world taking pictures of street-life and street-art.
[NB: The CV page is the most recently revised, other pages are in the process of being updated]