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Pankaj Mishra


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Pankaj Mishra is an author whose literary work spans a variety of genres. His most recent book is Age of Anger: A History of the Present (2017). He has also authored, among others, The Romantics (2000), a novel; An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World (2004), an account of the adoption of Buddhism in the West; Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond (2006), a reportage from Asia on the threshold of globalization; and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia (2012). His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Guardian, the New Yorker, and the New York Review of Books, and Mishra is a 2014 recipient of Yale’s Windham-Campbell Prize. He was born in northwest India in 1969. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from the Allahabad University and a M.A. in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.