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India Club welcomes Zafar Anjum for an Evening with poet Iqbal and with Innovation Hotspots

India Club, Singapore is delighted to welcome Zafar Anjum, Singapore-based India-born author of books in multiple genres. At our event on May 1st, he will read and discuss his two major works published in the past half-year – a celebrated biography of the poet Iqbal (the composer of Sare Jahan se Achchha, a leading Indian intellectual of the 20th century, an ardent Indian nationalist who later became an advocate of Muslim separatism and so has been largely forgotten in India) and his business/innovation best-seller, Start-Up Capitals: the Global Hotspots of Innovation.

Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Date: Friday May 1st 2015
Time: Registration 2pm; talk begins at 2:15pm
Entry: free for India Club members; $35 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

Zafar Anjum is a journalist, writer, publisher and filmmaker based in Singapore. Currently, he works as the Online Editor of Executive Networks Media’s technology publications, namely, Computerworld Singapore, Computerworld Malaysia, CIO Asia and MIS Asia.
Anjum is the author of Startup Capitals : Discovering the Global Hotspots of Innovation (Random House India, December 2014), Iqbal: The Life of a Poet, Philosopher and Politician (Random House India, 2014), the bestselling business book, The Resurgence of Satyam (Random House India, 2012), a collection of short stories, The Singapore Decalogue: Episodes in the Life of a Foreign Talent (Red Wheelbarrow Books, Singapore, 2012), and a collection of essays, Kafka and Orwell on China (Samshwords, 2011). In 2013, he translated and published a book on Urdu poetry (Urdu Poetry–An Introduction, Kitaab). His early literary efforts include a novel, Of Seminal Fluids (Time Books, 2000) and a volume of translated poetry, My Silence Speaks (Spree, 2001). For Singapore Decalogue, he received the 2010 Arts Creation Fund grant from the National Arts Council, Singapore.
As a journalist and commentator, Anjum has been published in The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), The Hindustan Times (India), The Times of India (India), Tehelka (India), The Pioneer (India), Outlook (India), Mainstream(India), China Daily (China), The Little Magazine (India), Guernica (USA), Little India (USA), Today (Singapore), India Se (Singapore), The Bangkok Post(Thailand), Jakarta Globe (Indonesia), (Malaysia), Small Spiral Notebook (US), Jamini (Bangladesh) and The Six Seasons Review (Bangladesh), among others.

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