Ruchir Joshi

Ruchir Joshi is a writer and filmmaker who grew up in Kolkata, India. Joshi’s cinematic work produces forms that are part journalism, part essay, and part meditation; often exploring communities and everyday practices in India. He is known for his writing in The Telegraph and Granta, as well as his novels. Selected links and further resources below!


Great Eastern Hotel (2024)

The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (2001) 


Traces, Granta

Clarity, Granta

In Conversation with Shahid, Granta

Guddu and Pintu, Granta

Hajiriya and Gajiriya, Granta

Prajapati, Granta

Tracing Puppa, Granta

The Destruction of Civil Boundaries and Norms, The Telegraph

Early Calcutta’s Uniquely Cosmopolitan Nature, The Telegraph


Tales From The Planet Kolkata (1993)Screening 26 March, ICA

Memories of Milk City: Sketches for a Film on Ahmedabad (1991)Screening 26 March, ICA

Eleven Miles (1991) – Screening 26 March, ICA

Media Coverage

Interview, Granta