Pankaj Mishra is a novelist and an essayist. He was born in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh in 1969. He was famous for winning a Windham–Campbell Prize Award in 2014 for nonfiction genre. He finished his graduation in Allahabad University with a degree in commerce. Then he earned his Arts degree at Jawaharlal Nehru University in the literature of English from New Delhi.
He transferred to a village in the Himalayas called Mashobra in 1992. He began to write many essays and many reviews for Indian Review of Books. He has been a famous editor for many newspapers like The Pioneer and The India Magazine. His famous novel that was
released in 2000 which represented a tale of people who longed for satisfaction and feeling of completion in different cultures.
This book was released in eleven other European languages. He also won LA Times Seidenbaum Award. His next book An End to Suffering, which contained memoirs and life experiences of Buddha related to older times were released in 2004. His next book Temptations of West as released in 2006 which told the readers how to become and act modern in India and Pakistan.
The book also tells the readers to control the temptations that are taken from the western countries. It also tells his experiences while traveling through many countries like Nepal, Tibet South India, and many other countries. Her next and recent novel was from the ruins of Empire, which was released in 2012. The book makes the readers learn about how to find yourself in the world and create a particular identity for oneself.
It’s also a bit of motivational work. He was selected as Visiting Fellow in University College in London in the UK during 2007-08 in the English department. He was elected for the position of a Fellow for the Royal Society in the Literature department in 2008. He was also named as one of the top 100 thinkers of the world by Foreign Policy.
Recently he was also nominated for his name in the list of top 50 Thinkers of the world by Prospect in February in 2015. He was also a good critic and writes many reviews for many books and his reviews are approved by many readers around the country. He criticized Civilization by Nial Ferguson and accused him of racism and also tried to sue in 2011. Recently she was awarded Windham Campbell Award by Yale University in March 2014.