Farrukh Dhondy (born 1944 in Poona, India) is a British writer and activist of Indian Parsi descent. He obtained a BSc degree from Poona University in India before winning a scholarship to Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1964 where he read English. After graduating he studied for a Masters degree at Leicester University and he was later a lecturer at the Leicester College of Further Education and a teacher at a secondary school in London.
A renowned writer of books, whether for children, young adults or adults, Dhondy is also a playwright, a biographer (of C.L.R. James (2001)) and a former media executive (Channel Four Commissioning Editor for Multicultural Programmes 1984-97). At this time he wrote the comedy series Tandoori Nights (1985-87) for the channel, which concerned the rivalry of two curry house owners. Farrukh Dhondy has written among his children's' stories KBW (Keep Britain White), a study of a young white boy's response to anti-Bengali racism, sometimes mistaken for an unironic title.
Farrukh Dhondy has been a TAS Visiting Lecturer for the summer term 2009, the winter term 2009/2010 and the summer term 2010.
"Farrukh Dhondy in Interview with Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn (Saarbrücken)."
Anglistik 14.1 (2003): 52-55. ISSN: 0947 0034.