Tabish Khair

Shyamala Narayan (Jamia Millia Islamia - A Central University)
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Poet, novelist, and literary critic Tabish Khair is the author of six collections of poems, seven novels, and several books of literary criticism. He was born in 1966 in Ranchi (then the summer capital of Bihar, now the capital of Jharkhand) and grew up in his hometown, Gaya. His father was a doctor and Tabish was expected to study medicine, but he obtained his BA with History, Sociology, and English from the local Gaya College, and an MA in English from Magadh University (Bodh Gaya). While a college student he also worked as the district reporter for the Patna edition of the

Times of India

. Later, following trouble with religious fundamentalists, he moved to Delhi, where he worked as a staff reporter. He left for Copenhagen in 1994. After a couple of years in “immigrant” jobs (hotel…

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Citation: Narayan, Shyamala. "Tabish Khair". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 March 2021 [, accessed 29 February 2024.]

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