Tabish Khair

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Tabish Khair (Hindi: ताबिश खैर) is an Indian English author and associate professor in the Department of English, University of Aarhus in Denmark. His books include Babu Fictions (2001) and The Bus Stopped (2004), which was shortlisted for the Encore Award (UK).

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Born and educated mostly in Gaya, India, Khair's honours and prizes include the All India Poetry Prize (Poetry Society and the British Council) and a fellowship for creative writing from the Baptist University of Hong Kong. Other Routes (2005), an anthology of travel writing by Africans and Asians, was edited by Khair (with a foreword by Amitav Ghosh). Khair's novel, Filming (2007), is set against the backdrop of the Partition of India and the 1940s Bombay film industry. It has been greeted with acclaim: "...in keeping with Khair's pertinent and thought-provoking musings on self-deception".New Statesman, London, 26 July 2007 An excerpt of the novel has been anthologised in Ahmede hussain's The New Anthem: The Subcontinent in its Own Words. In June 2008, it was shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award in India. Tabish Khair's study, The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness, was released by Palgrave (Macmillan) in the UK and USA in the winter of 2009. His latest novel, set in Victorian London, The Thing About Thugs, was released by Harper Collins in the summer of 2010 and has been shortlisted for the Hindu Best Fiction...
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