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Ranjit Hoskote

Ranjit Hoskote is an Indian poet, theorist, and curator whose influential work centers on the complex history and presence of cultural pluralism from the local to the global. His eight books of poetry—including Icelight (2022), Jonahwhale (2018), and a translation of a fourteenth-century Kashmiri mystic-poet, I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Dĕd (2011)—engage with themes of identity, displacement, and transformation through time. His acclaimed 2012 book Confluences: Forgotten Histories between East and West (with Ilija Trojanow) traced the rich history of intercultural and interreligious encounter that has shaped—and continues to shape—the contemporary world. Hoskote has curated more than 50 showcases of Indian and global art over the past three decades, including India’s first national pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Monday, April 22, 2024
3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
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Thursday, April 25, 2024
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Friday, April 26, 2024
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Cultural Interdependence in a Divided World

Over a three-decade career that has spanned poetry, art criticism, political commentary, and curation, Ranjit Hoskote has explored the deep historical links that bind cultures—religious, ethnic, national—which many see as disparate and opposed to one…


Towards a Cosmopolitanism of Repair

I am writing these words in the ruins of the world in which I grew up. In that world—even if I idealize it somewhat—we were encouraged to look beyond our horizons; to engage with individuals, groups, and societies in a spirit of lively curiosity that…


Global Histories of Coexistence

This was the first of three webinars in advance of the Georgetown Global Dialogues (GGD). In conversations with GGD fellows and other leading thinkers, Pankaj Mishra explored some of the questions we will be addressing on campus in April in their