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Ranjit is an acclaimed poet and a seminal art critic from Maharashtra but writes mostly in English. His most recent collection of poetry is Jonahwhale (2018). His other volumes of poetry include The Sleepwalker’s Archive (2001), Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems 1985-2005 (2006) and Central Time (2014). Many of his poems are available in German now.

Also, dabbling in translations, he brought out the 14th-century Kashmiri mystic Lal Ded into English as ‘I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded’in 2011. He also edited the DomMoraes: Selected Poems (2012), the first annotated critical edition of a major Anglophone Indian poet’s work.

Ranjit was the curator for the country’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and co-curated the seventh Gwangju Biennale in South Korea in 2008.

He is a recipient of the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award for translations, the SH Raza Award, and the Muse India Translation Award among others.

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