Imtiaz Dharker (1959 words)

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.

Chakraborty, Abin. "Imtiaz Dharker". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 March 2014
[, accessed 27 October 2016.]

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