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Farrukh Dhondy

Farrukh Dhondy was born in 1944 in Pune. After graduating in physics from Wadia College, he won a scholarship to Cambridge to train as a quantum physicist, but ended up reading for a BA in English. He is the author of a number of books including East End at Your Feet (1977), Poona Company (1980), Bombay Duck (1990) and The Bikini Murders (2008). He has also written screenplays for film and television, including Split Wide Open (1999) and The Rising: The Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005). His latest publications are a second collection of Rumi translations and his autobiographical memoir FRAGMENTS AGAINST MY RUIN"

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