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Name  Omair Ahmad

Role  Writer
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Education  Jawaharlal Nehru University, Syracuse University
Books  Jimmy - the Terrorist, The Storyteller's Tale, Encounters, Jimmy der Terrorist: Roman, The Kingdom at the Centr

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Omair Ahmad is an Indian writer whose book Jimmy the Terrorist was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize.



Ahmad was born in Aligarh, in 1974. He received his early education at international schools in Saudi Arabia and in Woodstock, Mussoorie India. He has degrees in international politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and Syracuse University in New York, and has worked as an analyst, a reporter and a political adviser in New Delhi, London and Washington.

His published works include the novels Encounters and The Storyteller’s Tale. The latter is set in India in the 18th century, right after the destruction of Delhi by Ahmad Shah Durrani.

His novel Jimmy the Terrorist was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize and went on to win the 2010 Vodafone Crossword Book Award.

He has also written a narrative history of Bhutan, titled The Kingdom at the Centre of the World: Journeys into Bhutan.


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