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Ranjit Hoskote
Literature
2015–2017
Mumbai
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India

Born 1969 in Mumbai.

Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. He is the author of more than 25 books, including five collections of poetry, among them Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems 1985–2005 (Penguin, 2006) and Central Time (Penguin/Viking, 2014). His poems have been translated into German under the title Die Ankunft der Vögel (Carl Hanser Verlag, 2006). Ranjit Hoskote has translated the poetry of the 14th-century Kashmiri mystic Lal Ded as I, Lalla The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics, 2011) and is the editor of Dom Moraes Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics, 2012), the first critical annotated edition of a major Anglophone Indian poet.

Since 1993, Ranjit Hoskote has curated or co-curated 30 exhibitions of contemporary art. He was curator of India’s first stand-alone national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, titled Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode (54th edition, 2011). He was co-curator, working with Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor, of the 7th Gwangju Biennale (Korea, 2008).