Ranjit Hoskote

Ranjit Hoskote (born Mumbai, 1969) is a cultural theorist, curator and poet. He is the author of 17 books. These include five volumes of poetry; most recently, Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems 1985-2005 (Delhi: Penguin, 2006) and Die Ankunft der Vögel (Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2006). Hoskote has authored eight monographs, including Bharti Kher (New York: Jack Shainman Gallery, 2007), The Crafting of Reality: Sudhir Patwardhan, Drawings (Mumbai: Foundation B&G, 2010) and Zinny & Maidagan: Compartment/ Das Abteil (Frankfurt: Museum für Moderne Kunst/ MMK, 2010). He has collaborated on an artist book with Atul Dodiya, Pale Ancestors (Mumbai: Bodhi Art, 2008). Hoskote has co-authored, with Ilija Trojanow, a critical history of cultural confluence, Kampfabsage (Munich: Random House/ Blessing Verlag, 2007). Hoskote has curated 20 exhibitions, including a mid-career survey of Atul Dodiya (Japan Foundation, Tokyo, 2001), a retrospective of Jehangir Sabavala (National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and New Delhi, 2005-06), and ‘Detour’, A Critical Homage on the centennial of Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj (Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, 2009). Photo Courtesy – Aritra Bhattacharya

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