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Ranjit Hoskote's "Ghalib in the Winter of the Great Revolt”

Ranjit Hoskote's "Ghalib in the Winter of the Great Revolt”

Ranjit Hoskote reads his poems "Cutting Device", "Ghalib in the Winter of the Great Revolt", "Night Sky and Counting" - and has a conversation with host Lakshya Datta about how he found poetry, and where the words come from. Ranjit is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. His six collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts (2006), Central Time (2014), and Jonahwhale (2018). His translation of a celebrated 14th-century Kashmiri woman saint’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (2011). Ranjit curated India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, under the title Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode (2011). He has received the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award, the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award, and the S H Raza Literature Award. His poems have been translated into German, Hindi, Swedish, Spanish, and Arabic. You can find Ranjit's books on Amazon.

Duration: 16 min

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