Anil Ramdas

Writer, journalist and programme maker Anil Ramdas (1958-2012) was Surinamese by birth and spent most of his life in the Netherlands. He was a correspondent in India for NRC Handelsblad for several years. In 1994 he was awarded the E. du Perron Prize for his work. His only novel was published in 2011, the autobiographical Badal.

I Imagined the World Differently

I Imagined the World Differently

(Querido, 2017, 319 pages)

Anil Ramdas was a cosmopolitan intellectual, an essayist and above all a storyteller. He wrote about subjects such as identity and civilization, in personal stories full of colourful details about the cut of clothes, or the scent of coconut oil, always reserving roles for his intellectual heroes: V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Stuart Hall.

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