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Ruchir Joshi
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Ruchir Joshi

Ruchir Joshi is a filmmaker and writer who lives in Calcutta. Joshi’s cinema work includes the nonfiction films Eleven Miles, Memories of Milk City, and Tales from Planet Kolkata. Joshi has worked as a freelance columnist and essayist since the early 1980s. In 2001, his first novel, The Last Jet-Engine Laugh, was published in India and in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Joshi edited the first collection of contemporary Indian erotic writing, Electric Feather, and in 2011 he published Poriborton – An Election Diary, a collection of vignettes from the state elections in West Bengal. Joshi is currently finishing his second novel, set in Calcutta during World War II. Joshi’s initial training was in visual arts and photography and throughout his working life he has maintained his practice of photography and drawing.