Pankaj Mishra

(India, 1969)
CCCB (c) Miquel Taverna, 2011

(Jhansi, North India, 1969). Is a novelist and essayist, author of The Romantics (1999), a novel which won the Los Angeles Times' Award for First Fiction. He is also the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India (1995) and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World (2004). His most recent book is Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and Beyond (2006). He is a Fellow of Britain's Royal Society of Literature, he contributes political and literary essays to the New York Times, the Financial Times, the New York Review of Books, the Guardian, the New Yorker, and many other international periodicals. His last book, From the Ruins of Empires. The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia (Picador, 2013)won the Windham-Campbell Prize and the Josep Palau i Fabre International Essay Prize. Mishra also writes for The New York Review of Books, New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, Granta, The Nation, Time etcetera.

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