Contact me if you’re interested to discuss any of the below.
I am trying to be an amateur historian studying diverse topics from Contemporary India to Ancient Rome. I like to link historical events to socio-economic causes and link (rather intuitively and without much rigor) the causes to human behavior.
Since I’m prone to procrastination, I’m keeping a public record of my goals to shame me into action:
Currently Reading: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I have a grasp of basic concepts in Economics and I want to study originial texts to understand how modern economic thought has evolved over the last few centuries – from Adam Smith to David Ricardo to John Maynard Keynes to Milton Friedman. I also want to connect this to ancient economic thought from various civilizations.
Currently reading: Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
This ground breaking and highly influential book contains decades of observation and thought by Adam Smith. He introduces key concepts like Division of Labor, Free Markets etc. which were breakthrough ideas in the 18th century. The method of analysis introduced changed economics and public policy forever.
I have a long term project to learn the following ancient languages: Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Mandarin, Japanese and Arabic.