Ranjit Hoskote

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Ranjit Hoskote (born 29 March 1969) is a contemporary Indian poet, art critic, cultural theorist and independent curator.

Early life and education

Ranjit Hoskote was born in Mumbai and educated at the Bombay Scottish School, Elphinstone College, where he read for a BA in Politics, and the University of Bombay, where he took an MA in English Literature and Aesthetics.

Career

As Poet

Hoskote belongs to the younger generation of Indian poets who began to publish their work during the early 1990s.See Wikipedia entry on Indian Writing in English. His work has been published in numerous Indian and international journals, including Poetry Review London, Wasafiri, Poetry Wales, Nthposition, The Iowa Review, Green Integer Review, Fulcrum , Rattapallax, Lyric Poetry Review, West Coast Line, Kavya Bharati and Indian Literature. His poems have also appeared in German translation in Die Zeit, Akzente, the Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Wespennest and Art & Thought/ Fikrun-wa-Fann. He is the author of four collections of poetry, has translated the Marathi poet Vasant Abaji Dahake, co-translated the German novelist and essayist Ilija Trojanow, and edited an anthology of contemporary Indian verse.

The critic Bruce King writes of Hoskote's early work in his influential Modern Indian Poetry in English (revised edition: Oxford, 2001): "Hoskote has an historical sense, is...
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