Imtiaz Dharker

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Born in Lahore in 1954, Imtiaz Dharker left for Glasgow where she grew up as a Muslim migrant woman whose subsequent existence oscillated between the UK and India. She is the author of five anthologies of poetry: Purdah (1989), Postcards from god (1997), I speak for the Devil (2001), The Terrorist at My Table (2006), and Leaving Fingerprints (2009). She is also an accomplished painter – many of her poems are also accompanied by her sketches – and she works as a documentary filmmaker. Her poems have been included in several anthologies, and in 2011 she was elected as a fellow to the Royal Society of Literature. She also received the Cholmondeley Prize from the Society of Authors in the same year.

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Chakraborty, Abin. "Imtiaz Dharker". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 March 2014
[, accessed 30 September 2016.]

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