Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. His six collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts, Central Time and Jonahwhale. His translation of a celebrated 14 th -century Kashmiri woman saint’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded. Hoskote curated India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, under the title ‘Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode’. He has received the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award, the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award and the S H Raza Literature Award. His poems have been translated into German, Hindi, Swedish, Spanish and Arabic.