Ruchir Joshi

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Ruchir Joshi
Born 1960
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Writer
Nationality Indian
Genre Historical fiction
Notable works The Last Jet Engine Laugh

Ruchir Joshi (Hindi : रुचिर जोशी ) is an Indian writer, a filmmaker and a columnist for The Telegraph, India Today as well as other publications. He is best known for his debut novel titled The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (2001). He is also the editor of India's first anthology of contemporary erotica Electric Feather: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories, published by Tranquebar Press/Westland. He has two sons, aged sixteen and twelve.[1]


Ruchir Joshi is the son of writer and dramatist Shivkumar Joshi. Born in 1960, he was brought up in Kolkata. He moved to New Delhi in 1997 and stayed there till 2007. Since then he has been shuttling between London and Delhi.[2][3]


Apart from writing regular columns in newspapers and magazines, Joshi made a film on Bauls in 1992. It is called Egaro Mile (Eleven Miles).[4] Early in his life, when he was just out of school, he decided to take up acting and performed in an English play called You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed by Zarin Chaudhuri.[5] He wrote a piece called Tracing Puppa which was published in Granta 109 in a series of recollections regarding fathers.[1]


  • The Last Jet Engine Laugh (2001)
  • Electric Feather: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories (2009)
  • Poriborton: An Election Diary (2011)

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  1. ^ a b "Ruchir Joshi-profile". Granta. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Sawhney, Hirsh (2007). Delhi Noir. Akashic books. 
  3. ^ Robyn Davidson Davidson (11 November 2009). The Best Australian Essays 2009: Easyread Comfort Edition. p. 544. ISBN 978-1-4587-4229-2. 
  4. ^ "Ruchir Joshi-profile". The traveling archive. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Joshi, Ruchir (13 June 2010). "Good director of Calcutta – One of the most innovative directorial minds in the country". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 

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