Ranjit Hoskote (born 1969) is a cultural theorist, poet, and curator whose work addresses the question of a continually self-renewed, self-critical cosmopolitanism emerging in the space of transcultural encounter. He was recently co-curator of FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, Berlin, 2013. His other curated projects include:The Needle on the Gauge, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Parkside, 2012; Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode, Indian Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2011; and (with Hyunjin Kim and artistic director Okwui Enwezor) the 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, 2008. His research installation, Letters to al-Mu’tasim, was shown in Acts of Voicing, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 2012 and Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2013.His recent publications include the monographs Atul Dodiya (2013) and Zinny & Maidagan: Compartment/ Das Abteil (2010). He also edited the collection Dom Moraes: Selected Poems (2012) and is the author of over 25 books including I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (2011) and Die Ankunft der Vögel (2006). Hoskote lives and works in Bombay.