Ankur Bisen with Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
Ankur Bisen is committed to his concerns about the environment and the accountability of
citizens to improving conditions of environment in urban India. He spent his childhood in quaint small towns in India, briefly lead an expat life and have worked in bustling Indian cities.
Ankur completed his education from PUSA Institute Delhi, University of Indore and University of Cambridge, UK and since then has been a management professional for nearly two decades.
In his years as a head of advisory in a management consulting firm and before that in a
start-up and in the Tata Group, he has thought, researched and written about India’s issues and opportunities in diverse fields such as affordable housing, food, retailing, urban and rural consumption clusters, resource recovery and their relationship with sanitation.
WASTED – The messy story of India’s struggle with sanitation and a manifesto for change is Ankur’s first book. The book is a culmination of his experiences and exposure. The purpose of the book is to create an urgency of action on the agenda of sanitation delivery in India.
Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is an award-winning and bestselling writer of seven books, including the Mehrunisa series, the critically-acclaimed The Long Walk Home and The Radiance of a Thousand Suns, and most recently, The Partition Trilogy. Hailed as ‘a star on the literary horizon’ by Khushwant Singh and garnering endorsements from Gulzar for two of her books, Manreet and her work have featured at literary festivals in Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, India and NYC. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, the South China Morning Post and several Indian publications. Manreet lives in New York City with her husband, daughter and cat.