"...the master economist must possess a rare combination of gifts... He must be a mathematician, historian, statesman and philosopher in some degree. He must understand symbols and speak in words. He must contemplate the particular in terms of the general, touch abstract and concrete in the same flight of thought… He must study the present in the light of the past for the purposes of the future. No part of man's nature or his institutions must lie entirely outside his regard. He must be purposeful and disinterested in a simultaneous mood; as aloof and incorruptible as an artist, yet sometimes as near the earth as a politician." --- John Maynard Keynes, 'Essays in Biography'.
I am an economist, historian and a critical legal theorist. I was born in the spring of 1970, just a year before Bangladesh was born. I spent my childhood years in Dhaka, the capital of then newly independent Bangladesh. I began my formal education there at St. Joseph’s school. However, I soon moved to the foothills of the Himalayas in Darjeeling and it was mainly in St. Paul’s school that my educational attitudes were formed. This was an Anglican school, the only one of its kind at the highest elevation of the world within view of the peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga. My planned field of study varied a good deal in my younger years, and between the ages of three and seventeen, I seriously flirted, in turn, with literature, mathematics, history, physics, and philosophy, before settling for life for the eccentric charms of economics. My life has been spent in greater or less communion with the State University of New York at Stony Brook, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Maryland and George Mason University.
Nabob Shah Kutubuddin Siddiky Koka (1606 -1612 AD), The First Subedar (Viceroy of the Mughals) of Bengal, the adopted son of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and the foster brother of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
Palace of the Zamindars of Baliadi
Located in Baliadi, Bangladesh. Built by Nabob Shah Qutubuddin Siddiky Koka in 1612 AD