Michael

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About me

Location United States
Introduction I am a retired educator and independent scholar who is intensely interested and concerned with "big history," and the day-to-day points of connection between the local and the global. I am currently working on works of short historical fiction, an interdisciplinary essay on NRI identity, the meaning of food in world history, and on improving my Mandarin.
Favorite Movies Shakespeare Wallah, Swades, The King of Masks, Girl With a Pearl Earring, Little Fugitive, Darjeeling Limited, Yellow Earth, The Band's Visit, Apu Trilogy
Favorite Music Modern Chamber, some Bollywood, Judeo-Arabic Andalusian, Qawwali
Favorite Books Let Us Now Praise Famous Men