Poet, cultural theorist, curator. Author of Jonahwhale; I, Lalla; Confluences. Alumnus: IWP (U of Iowa). Curator: India Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011.

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@ranjithoskote — 7,242 followers, 13,432 tweets

@rafeeq66 @iamrana Ah, you know this just as well as I do! Our only task, as fellow pilgrims, is to remind one another of the treasures of wisdom that dot our landscape.
@growingthinnah Does anyone remember the Hong Kong kung-fu movies of our childhood, in which the monk-warrior used to preface his elaborate fight sequences with the immortal words, 'Boo-duh be praised'?
@rafeeq66 @iamrana Jahanara Begum described herself as a 'faqirah'. Her living master was Mulla Shah Badakhshi of Kashmir, who initiated her into the Qadiriyya Sufi order. She saw herself, also, as being in the spiritual lineage of Sheikh Muin al-Din Chishti, whose biography she wrote.
Do not drape my tomb with anything but grass: it is enough for the grave of the poor. - From the inscription on the tomb of the imperial princess Jahanara Begum Sahib (1614-1681), daughter of Shah Jehan, in the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah complex. Photograph by @iamrana https://t.co/BtBpPIx4dM
RT @dpanikkar: He who understands figures of speech is knowledgeable and will appreciate my verbal skills— jo ku’i san‘at samajta… https://t.co/CLk4gS8e4s
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