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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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Day six #100Days of posting cover of books I love (1 book a day for 100 days) No expectations, no reviews, just th… https://t.co/By4S79q7Mg
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteFor the saint-sinner and the #mystic-sensualist is always the most interesting type of human being because he is th… https://t.co/19MdHeWDfp
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteNot to cherish both the angel & the animal, both the spirit & the flesh, is to renounce the whole interest & greatn… https://t.co/PTIQys5VNx
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteHi Bangalore..come and see me perform with #azeezonkitoli at Mirchi live & forum rocks live event at Forum Shantini… https://t.co/vMNgPTU9k0
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11/21
2019
@rekha_bhardwaj Rekha-ji, many many congratulations - and all the very best for the #BandishProject!Soon, it will be a year since my exhibition, THE SACRED EVERYDAY: Embracing the Risk of Difference, opened at the A… https://t.co/ofOdfkrhNn @zeneraalstuff The point of Rishi Markandeya's story is the opposite: that one may become an exemplar of a universa… https://t.co/ydt5kAQdDM @NeerajaSheth Isn't that the point of any system that is regarded as universal and eternal - that it can be taught… https://t.co/yvdQUy56IvIf we now have students who won't learn from a professor because he is Muslim, something is twisted and perverted i… https://t.co/8Ggk7WY5ok
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteStructure design of original Tchar e Sharif. 1983. via: aga khan visual archive https://t.co/iUtzKu2znc
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11/20
2019
The BHU students protesting against the appointment of a Sanskrit scholar, who happens to be Muslim, as their teach… https://t.co/BNlsWf5nfMThe BHU students protesting against the appointment of a Sanskrit scholar, who happens to be Muslim, as their teach… https://t.co/QtYvbemdRQ @nomansiddiqui Thank you so much! I'm so happy to know that my poem, 'Highway Prayer', has found its way to you.In this place that found me empty..in this place that found me parched...I am blood, I am grief.. @ranjithoskote https://t.co/QZN0NsS8M2
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @rukminikumar Mudita.बनारस हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय के निर्माताओं से एक, संस्कृत के विभागाध्यक्ष स्व हरिराम पाण्डे शिवानी जी के दादा तथा माल… https://t.co/aiHXTqeQoa
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @anishgawande @rhodes_trust Anish, many many congratulations! This is wonderful. I am so happy for you.Thrilled that Mommy won the #GhalibAward for 2019 for her excellent scholarship in #Persian literature. Congrats Mo… https://t.co/8mWwq3waVx
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11/19
2019
"You’ve cut yourself a hide and measured it but what seed have you sown that will bear you fruit? Fool! Teaching… https://t.co/bpOQUZYfFc
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote"Royal swan, what happened to your beautiful voice? Someone’s robbed you and you can’t even say who or what. The… https://t.co/9FZxhG7b7r
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote‘history is acknowledging and accepting the complexity of the people who shaped it.’My thoughts in Off Centre.… https://t.co/DDMU6Ko34B
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @sorcerical @PenguinIndia @tatalitlive @MeruGokhale @mileeashwarya @anildharker @litlivemumbai Congratulations!
11/18
2019
By attempting to civilise #rivers in a subcontinent where civilisations were birthed by rivers, we have engineered… https://t.co/3LJMCUXHbu
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11/16
2019
@litlivemumbai @supriyan From a bit earlier. @ranjithoskote reading the citation. https://t.co/xVaL2O6jMX
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @litlivemumbai K Satchidanandan in conversation with @supriyan https://t.co/IIMaEyvEwc
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteK Satchidanandan, Poet Laureate of the @litlivemumbai festival, reading his poetry. https://t.co/qzpBwovmEK
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteThe great #AdiShankara of #Kerala meditated atop #GopadariHill in #Srinagar, 800 CE. #Abhinavgupta Saint& polymath… https://t.co/L70K7JnnGY
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteImagine how these people travelled 1000s of kms in search of knowledge& spirituality.When communication was very sl… https://t.co/EeD84MAqLJ
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote...And in the 20th century, #Kashmiri scholar @8ate travelled all the way to the land of #AdiSankara😊 Honestly,rath… https://t.co/KNKMjX9gpo
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11/15
2019
@ranjithoskote @siddharthagigoo @searchkashmir Absolutely. These fine men and women have worked through tough times… https://t.co/zba3jrTyHu
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskotePic taken during recent inspection of #PariMahal. Mr Fayaaz has been doing a v. good job in… https://t.co/K52ffCBR5A
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteSome of the team members on ground working towards protecting&conserving #CulturalHeritage of #Kashmir. LtoR-Samare… https://t.co/bBfPAEmUkd
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @nirupamakotru @siddharthagigoo @searchkashmir 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
11/14
2019
@a_appy Yes, Aparna, I completely understand :( @a_appy My goodness, that is dreadful! Yes, no words. A deep sense of sorrow, and my condolences.My paper, 'Cultural interactions in Islamic manuscript art: a scholar’s library from Mindanao', in a volume edited… https://t.co/oN3BYmPvTq
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @nirupamakotru @siddharthagigoo @searchkashmir There has been such a lot of good work going on quietly in Kashmir t… https://t.co/Scr8MX2phZ @nirupamakotru @searchkashmir What absolute treasures! @magistrabeck @avy60 I've had my copy - an Orion/ Phoenix paperback - since 1999... bought it in Bombay for c. INR… https://t.co/bMFlgPqFBu @brownpundit Shukriya! @gbscidp @ranjithlovett_ Thank you - but it's @ranjithlovett_ that you need to address as you reach out to address his question! @bakulanayak Lovely! Jayasri is a wonderful person, and constantly explores new layers of mythology, new materials and media, in her art. @Sumit100377 Thank you!हमीं में से अजीब कराह सा कोई निकल भागा भरे दरबारे-आम में मैं भी सँभल जागा कतारों में खड़े खुदगर्ज-बा-हथियार बख्तरबं… https://t.co/nJeSVqvina
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @MrinalPande1 Wah! @avy60 @magistrabeck $ 200 - it absolutely can't cost that much!June 1990 was still a time of hope and unfettered imaginations. This 👇 is how the architect Habib Rahman visualized… https://t.co/5jflNE6f1R
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteThe City and The Moon! https://t.co/Z7uAzjTb5u
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @EramAgha 😊 @rukminikumar Thank *you* 😊Day 59: #100Days of posting cover of books I love (1 book a day for 100 days) No expectations, no reviews, just the… https://t.co/vle2xwkO2X
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @magistrabeck Never far from my writing desk either... https://t.co/jH4R3CpwBBMisty morning. Dew that could show up as words elsewhere https://t.co/o9EFULeI8s
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteAt long last back in print: https://t.co/Ym69QyE63Q "An augmented edition of the famed Warburgian interdisciplinary… https://t.co/sj8neJExQy
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteWe each an eco fragile territory under threat from quarries. We're like polluted marshland of Rajasthan's Sambhar… https://t.co/IT6ekQsOsK
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteGawd you did get your hands on the best of Urdu poets ever :-) I live half a km from where Mir lived! Lucknow was t… https://t.co/UXvHkmGH92
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @ooot Thank you! @Shujaat_Mirza Wah! @vinita65 Thank you so much, Vinita!
11/13
2019
@na_ark Thank you so much 😊kyā maiñ bhī pareshānī-e ḳhāt̤ir se qarīñ thā āñkheñ to kahīñ thīñ dil-e ġham-dīdah kahīñ thā Was that even me, th… https://t.co/UC2K208OEy @Shujaat_Mirza That is a delicate and scary balance!"In this metallic age of barbarians, only a relentless cultivation of our ability to dream, to analyze and to capti… https://t.co/HvgJCNdl94
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @Shujaat_Mirza Yes, so much in Mir, who was haunted by catastrophes, resonates for us today... @Shujaat_Mirza Sadhu-sadhu, amen, ameen to that vision!One wishes Nanak, Khusrau, Kabeer and Rumi sat together and we were at that table. Would be a definitive moment! Su… https://t.co/75l9EQO88F
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @MemorabilityHQ @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @tejucole Yes, it is! @sukhadatatke It's an excellent piece. And yes, the history of the arts - as of science, technology, and philosophy… https://t.co/Xkq4jn86h7 @UdaySinh11 Yes, a fine and workmanlike weapon 😊“There is enough ideal in the worship of beauty and benevolence to render life splendid.” A beautiful piece by… https://t.co/Iyss94NcSd @na_ark Shukriya! @sukhadatatke @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @tejucole My mistake, alas - I should have planned it like a thread, yes 😊 @RajeshRazdan @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @tejucole Yes, it is!mar gayā maiñ pah mire bāqī haiñ āṡār hanūz tar haiñ sab sar ke lahū se dar-o-dīvār hanūz I died but traces of me… https://t.co/IQjAWe8xm3Manuscripts can be tricky, but our photographers always find a solution. During image quality control of Or 12034,… https://t.co/n2IPe4Dw8w
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteIt’s unbelievable #pinchme https://t.co/67J85MT4np
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteThanks to @bijal_v and her wonderful team at @prathambooks, I'm a published author now : ) My picture book for chil… https://t.co/OJbwJiixA2
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @somakghoshal @bijal_v @prathambooks @PBStoryWeaver Somak, many congratulations on your book! @RealHardSlap1 @kazhugan @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj Do you read at all? If you had actually followed my l… https://t.co/BjPogXu0br @AmberMDarr It's the World Fish! This image speaks to the great currents of marine/ monsoonal mythology in South As… https://t.co/uzQlyQ1sz3naanak ayvai jaanee-ai sabh aapay sachiaar thaapi-aa na jaa-ay keetaa na ho-ay aapay aap niranjan so-ay jin sayvi-a… https://t.co/yxSmix8Ef1 @uditkulshrestha Super! @chinmayishalya @kazhugan @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj You're very kind, dear Chinmayi 🙏🙏🙏Day 99: #100Days of posting covers of books I love: 1 book a day for 100 days. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/8SJSMRJnD1Day 99: #100Days of posting covers of books I love: 1 book a day for 100 days. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/zvoqfHhs3C @adivasudevan @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj You are very, very kind 🙏🙏🙏 @kazhugan @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @tejucole Hahahahaha! Yes, it's quite a Borgesian temptation 😊😊😊 @uditkulshrestha Yes - *Open City*.Day 99: #100Days of posting covers of books I love: 1 book a day for 100 days. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/4JRCMXNZqO @DalrympleWill A close-up: the man is pockmarked, but the tight polka dots on his turban erase these in a trice. Hi… https://t.co/nNhl0DNpLQ
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteSelf Portrait. Yellapah of Vellore. Circa 1834. Sotheby's. The man knows his worth; he's looking at us, straight in… https://t.co/Am0X3dK2sV
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11/12
2019
Best you will watch today. An #elephant calf fell into a ditch which was rescued. And see how mother stopped to tha… https://t.co/CUIixPOKrH
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @iamnidhiesharma @film_worm @VivekShanbhag0 @sperur But let me say that this is a rare blessing. Given the spread a… https://t.co/VT4SQUQDvc @iamnidhiesharma @film_worm @VivekShanbhag0 And let us acknowledge and celebrate his marvellous, magical translator - Srinath Perur. @sperur @iamnidhiesharma @film_worm You will enjoy this book - it's the work of a master: @VivekShanbhag0 @ArtHeritage1 It has been such a marvellous pleasure to work with Team Art Heritage and Team Alkazi Foundation - he… https://t.co/utgQrsLuLyThe curtain comes down on 'Opening Lines - The Artworks of E Alkazi'! #ealkazi #ranjithoskote #openinglineshttps://t.co/2dvT6ncHHX
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @ArtHeritage1 It's always heartbreaking when a show comes down... a part of you goes with the dry walls that are di… https://t.co/6BqSgC7tDc @anishgawande As the sagacious Govind Narayan would have remarked, "Kai ho saangaave!"Proud to hear my sister Chitrangada speak at @BlrLitFest about how we are losing the battle against climate change.… https://t.co/dTKMF0fBCa
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11/11
2019

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