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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Amit Chaudhuri


'I would feel optimistic if there were expressions of free speech and creation of new ways of thinking about creativity’

April 11, 2021 12:08 pm

In an expansive conversation, writer Amit Chaudhuri and political theorist Pratap Bhanu Mehta discuss the idiosyncrasies of Indian classical music, how it shaped Chaudhuri’s creative impulse and his idea of home and the world

Lockdown verse: Amit Chaudhuri and Biswamit Dwibedy reflect on the current times

April 26, 2020 1:18 pm

Lockdown verse, as the name suggests, is a series consisting of poems introspecting, examining and reflecting on the times we are living in. For this week we have one poem from Amit Chaudhuri who is a novelist, poet, essayist and another by Biswamit Dwibedy, author and editor. 

The Actual Shafi Shauq

March 15, 2020 7:20 am

The India we now live in has prompted a new short story by Amit Chaudhuri. Whether it's fiction or some other kind of truth is for the reader to decide.

A symposium in Delhi addressed the highs and lows of failure

February 18, 2020 8:37 am

The symposium also saw a video recording of a reading by American writer Lydia Davis of her new short story, Learning to Sing, while actor Dhritiman Chaterji read out Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa’s Tobacco Shop.

Consider the Writer

January 06, 2016 5:45 am

A symposium in the Capital argues for a literature of resistance.

Spaces Between Us

January 24, 2015 12:00 am

In Amit Chaudhuri’s Odysseus Abroad, time is a collage of quotidian moments, recording the lilts and cadences of ordinary life.

Book review: Amit Chaudhuri's Odysseus Abroad is more about moments than characters

October 06, 2014 12:57 pm

Amit Chaudhuri’s newest is a wry, funny novel about two heroes with bodily functions.

‘I’m interested in the overheard, misheard, or noticed things’

February 11, 2014 12:14 am

Amit Chaudhuri talks about switching genres and mediums, and his bittersweet relationship with the city he grew up in.

‘I’ve surrendered to my creative impulses’

February 09, 2014 11:18 pm

In Mumbai recently to launch his latest book, Telling Tales, an anthology of his non-fiction works, writer and musician Amit Chaudhuri talks about switching genres and mediums, and his bittersweet relationship with the city he grew up in

Pincode Kolkata 16

April 13, 2013 12:09 am

Two books set in the city’s entertainment district,and they’re utterly different