Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of seven novels, the latest of which is Friend of My Youth. He is also a critic and a musician and composer. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Awards for his fiction include the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Encore Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the Indian government’s Sahitya Akademi Award. In 2013, he was awarded the first Infosys Prize in the Humanities for outstanding contribution to literary studies. He is professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Nixon’s Frown

Amit Chaudhuri on recently unearthed tapes of remarks Nixon made about South Asian women....


Up at Oxford

Amit Chaudhuri looks back on the Oxford of the late 1980s from an “Indian perspective.”...


A Diary of Social Distancing

March 26, 2020 I THOUGHT THIS morning of conjunctivitis. Specifically, I was thinking of Pratapaditya Road, my uncle’s house, which ...


Possible, Not Alternative, Histories: A Literary History Emerging from Sunlight
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