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Poet, cultural theorist, curator. Author of Jonahwhale; I, Lalla; Confluences. Alumnus: IWP (U of Iowa). Curator: India Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011.

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@ranyamanivannan @SrilataKrishnan 🙏🙏🙏 @SrilataKrishnan @ranyamanivannan Sharanya. Apologies for my typo. Writing on a phone, a dramatic new experience fo… https://t.co/b7swX1zuao @SrilataKrishnan @ranyamanivannan Congratulations, dear Srilata! And greetings to you and Saranya.Being the Master of that flock of excellent #Yogins who tire of fear and seek release, he is #Bhairava—the Supreme,… https://t.co/B3yNRleSDd
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteHe is also known as #Bhairava because he is the Lord of those who delight in his awesome roar (#bhīrava), which sig… https://t.co/UR6sen2BWn
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote#Shiva is also known as ‘#Bhairava’ because He brings about the initial awakening that makes us cry out in fear of… https://t.co/5xO0Y4nJKW
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteOn 16 June, 75 years ago, the gestapo dragged twenty-six members of the French Resistance into a darkened field bet… https://t.co/ynp9Yjrvxk
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteAnd to act on it. https://t.co/KUjo56Em3s
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @DalrympleWill @SkinsNAE @BloomsburyBooks Congratulations!My new book, The Anarchy, is out globally on 10th September. It is available to pre-order now:… https://t.co/LHu6q3Kcjb
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteTwo books share a single spine in the latest from Aleksander Hemon (@SashaHemon): "Together, they constitute the po… https://t.co/H0t1eqxuVQ
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6/18
2019
It's always a special pleasure to be back in Berlin, and back at @HKW_Berlin - such a pity it's a parachute trip... https://t.co/5XFC2oCyBw„It‘s an unpredictable result that translation might produce.“ @ranjithoskote at #NewAlphabetSchool
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote„How did translation transform religious doctrine?“ @ranjithoskote on inaccuracy in translation. #NewAlphabetSchool #HKW #Language
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6/17
2019
June 16th. My father would have been 95 today. To celebrate his birth anniversary, here's a link to a video of hi… https://t.co/UwxxjveBcE
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6/15
2019
Flute, double flute of night: remember the dark twin redness of Vienna and Madrid Set your flag at half-mast, mem… https://t.co/1JHz6PiftQ
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteThe University of Bergen (Norway) and SOAS (London) offer this autumn a short course in Zoroastrianism. It's free a… https://t.co/e1mcJm4wk9
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @PoonamSaxena_ 🙏🙏🙏 @iamrana @ranjithoskote so true! Kathak owes so much and more to this doyen of the arts. Many of his creations in g… https://t.co/fEFgZyI9ZK
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @Kanica_Rakhra @iamrana This is absolutely true! @raip74 @iamrana I am so happy to receive your heartfelt response! @raip74 @iamrana Thank you so much! @ranjithoskote at his magical best. Our history books never did justice to the king. Amjad Ali Khan’s portrayal in… https://t.co/v16crSlbwr
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @andymukherjee70 Thank you so much for your warm, generous response to my piece on Wahid Ali Shah, @andymukherjee70https://t.co/6IypL9phgxThe picture that is growing rooted in my mind is of Appa in his spot on the sofa, his hand around a glass of whiske… https://t.co/O8Dq8v2D7S
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @PoonamSaxena_ Thank you so much for your wonderful response to my piece!This brought tears to my eyes. Having grown up in Lucknow I know how much of its syncretic culture and my own natur… https://t.co/EjE0MvCbv2
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @iamrana I am so deeply moved to read this, dear Rana. Yes, these are the shared and interwoven histories that we m… https://t.co/pcLFpDU4XA"Had he been European, Wajid Ali Shah would have been acclaimed as a 19c artistic visionary. He not only achieved w… https://t.co/aqwZtu95iF
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @vinita65 Thank *you*, Vinita. It is an absolutely vital cause - the future of our planet, and our species, hangs by it. @KanishkNegi @samar11 @ranjithoskote This might be of interest to you - check from 7.26, Shahanshah Mirza, the Nawa… https://t.co/dGIxG8VbUR
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @srikantm @KanishkNegi @samar11 Thank you so much for sharing this! @GhoshAmitav Many many congratulations, dear Amitav! @lystein Thank you so much for this suggestion - I have not been to Wannsee in many years... this would be a lovely occasion :) @vinita65 Thank you so much for sharing this, dear Vinita! @homofapien @KumarVikram73 @veejaysai @DalrympleWill @anitanairauthor @rdavidar @RachelMJDwyer @GhoshAmitavhttps://t.co/7SymA44R5v @MayaramArvind Thank you so much! 🙏🙏🙏
6/13
2019
@KanishkNegi It is a special blessing to have sensitive readers like you, Kanishk! @anishgawande @HKW_Berlin Thank you so much, dear Anish! @vinita65 @HKW_Berlin Thank you! @DalrympleWill Wonderful!Attended the 54th Jnanpith Award ceremony at India Habitat Centre this evening. Was delighted to see Amitav Ghosh r… https://t.co/4c8TtopxXg
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @reshii @jennylinford Delightful title! @ranjithoskote @KanishkNegi 3/5 A thumri performed by the who's who of Indian music over last 160 yrs., be it ghaza… https://t.co/pCmtkYQ4dp
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @VijaySJodha @KanishkNegi An absolute perennial favourite - thank you for sharing it here! @VijaySJodha @KanishkNegi It is indeed one of his abiding contributions. As, less well known, is his role in creati… https://t.co/XwCazRzFjz @VijaySJodha @KanishkNegi Vijay, thank you for your response! To me, Indic culture works along continua or spectra,… https://t.co/wHtQsqkiF1 @ruthpadel I imagine it was around then that one of the ladies began to write *Frankenstein", yes?Oh no!!!! He was so wonderful https://t.co/sr7O6kp6nQ
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @ruthpadel Yes, he was indeed... As his loss sinks in, we come to a full realisation of just how important a contri… https://t.co/NHwX2vjcnD @susantananda3 @ruthpadel One of my favourite animals - the Giant Malabar Squirrel!Leopards dying in India in record numbers https://t.co/czkdRkN4lt
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteEvidence of #StoneAge human activity found beneath North Sea (via @independent) https://t.co/bEpa7UCiGJ
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @DerSurya Yes, all too tragically true. @aneesh Surely not, dear chap :)Noch einmal Berlin :) One of my favourite cities on earth. https://t.co/tMwQAEao5uMy husband sent me this photo from #Bharatpur which is reeling under a heat wave. Temperatures are touching 48 degr… https://t.co/lM0RwZ9LEl
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @vinita65 How marvellously ingenious! We will have to stretch our imaginations to the utmost, as climate change mak… https://t.co/ai2WJrXPcF @KanishkNegi Thank you so much for your warm and generous response to my piece on Wajid Ali Shah, and for sharing it!
6/12
2019
@_mwaseem_ @ac330bc Yes, 1857 was The Great Uprising - it brought together Hindus and Muslims, zamindars and peasan… https://t.co/alAcHQqF64 @TabeenahAnjum @incredibleindia @listenshahid @shehryar_khanum @islahmufti @jameelyusuf @sudhirkasliwalhttps://t.co/K9PlOd2Gp8 @TabeenahAnjum @incredibleindia @listenshahid @shehryar_khanum @islahmufti @jameelyusuf @sudhirkasliwalhttps://t.co/nDkFr4mHMB#JhelumFables , a 5 day visual storytelling workshop which I am conducting with youth in #Kashmir kicked off today.… https://t.co/oLoV6RjhKk
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @aneesh Good grief, what on earth was that session all about?!This earlier tweet was meant to say something like "Today I started work on my next book which is about Rembrandt a… https://t.co/YfS3yuqy3u
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @JAJafri Thank you so much for sharing this prescient study! @ranjithoskote This reminds me--a friend of mine wrote this book on this very topic, twenty years ago! https://t.co/V8PccBSHzb
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @DesaiGytr It was a formative period for her. Meanwhile, yes, K J Shah - he was Wittgenstein's student in Cambridge… https://t.co/o3VzxfnoLz @ranjithoskote @mostlyeconomics Among the young teachers was one MS Prabhakara who spent a year there before leavin… https://t.co/qA0BzpZU4a
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @KanishkNegi @BL_VisualArts @britishlibrary Wajid Ali Shah was an extraordinary figure, whose cultural contribution… https://t.co/MD9GHtykQh
6/11
2019
@KanishkNegi @BL_VisualArts @britishlibrary He was 9 years into his exile from Awadh, confined to his estate in Met… https://t.co/zraIc6SJO0Karnatak College, Dharwad: in the early 1950s, it was a crucible for a generation of inspired students including Gi… https://t.co/zCMideFP6G @iamtssh Yes, Vanraj composed the score for Shyam Benegal's 'Bharat Ek Khoj/ Discovery of India'.Portrait of Wajid Ali Shah, King of Awadh, c 1865 by Muhammad Jan ⁦@britishlibrary⁩ https://t.co/bS1NXCV63M
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @BL_VisualArts @Zeelaf01 @britishlibrary In distant Metiaburz...The water wars are coming, at catastrophic speed. https://t.co/kz3fcRzRB5I live in the Scottish Highlands. I've seen first hand the damage that is being done to this 'untouched' landscape.… https://t.co/fjy33p5K9H
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteRIP Manoj. A connoisseur of life and letters . For the most financially astute reader, Manoj Nair gave liberation… https://t.co/kLmTlyV7j0
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteThe world seems meaner and smaller when a colossus like Girish Karnad passes away. He was a model of an extraordina… https://t.co/P13ZokCEdl
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteA grand figure leaves us: Girish Karnad. Another link to the gentle old Dharwad culture gone. It was always a delig… https://t.co/8s0I8mfQ21
6/10
2019
bandagī ek apnī kyā kam hai aur kuchh tum se kahye kyā ṣāḥib This bondage, isn't it more than enough? I wouldn't a… https://t.co/OOnKGEtSS7
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote‘Let the fragments of love be reassembled in you. Only then will you have true courage.’ Hayden Carruth
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteArt by Herman Melville https://t.co/dHzlrU7HDc
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteWeekend reading: Erich Heller's 'The Hazard of Modern Poetry' https://t.co/WsVZkaBbcv
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteThe price of development is this also. A civet cat roadkill near Gopalpur on Sea. It was so beautiful. See the spec… https://t.co/0WsOmALxSk
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @MeherM @reshii Very true.on the road to cochin / monsoon https://t.co/DfraacbwHG
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @a_appy Oh dear, I completely understand. I'll be nicer to you :) @MeherM @reshii First-hand empirical evidence...The mix of emotions - a lifting of the heart, a sense of pressure in the ears, a deep dive into sadness, a burst of… https://t.co/mlsuu1KGn4 @a_appy Tosh. Pull yourself together :)Tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan, New Delhi. बुरा जो देखन मैं चला बुरा ना मिलिया कोय जो दिल खोजा आपना मुझसा बुरा… https://t.co/jFQaP0B05h
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @MeherM @reshii Khodai!bandagī ek apnī kyā kam hai aur kuchh tum se kahye kyā ṣāḥib This bondage, isn't it more than enough? I wouldn't a… https://t.co/OOnKGEtSS7 @djp1974 Thank you for sharing this piece on Faruqi-sahab - I look forward to reading it! @kazhugan Wah!If you are in Kashmir this Summer , don't miss on these freshly plucked cherries from the local orchids. They are a… https://t.co/1sHkYWlPZE
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @jameelyusuf @listenshahid @TabeenahAnjum @incredibleindia @JAJafri @jameelsjam @shehryar_khanum @shemin_joy @PoojaShali InshaAllah!
6/9
2019
My grandfather's aunt Annie Barlow welcomed Gandhi in Lancashire 1931 when he explained to cotton workers that he s… https://t.co/hFttym1CfC
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteOn the Nujum al Ulum, a 16th century illustrated Persian treatise compiled by Ali Adil Shah of Bijapur, full of San… https://t.co/U46WCkjrBq
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6/8
2019

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