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Amit Chaudhuri


India (1962 - )

Amit Chaudhuri was born in Calcutta in 1962, and grew up in Bombay. He read English at University College, London, where he took his BA with First Class Honours, and completed his doctorate on critical theory and the poetry of D.H. Lawrence at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Dervorguilla Scholar. He was Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, from 1992-95, and Leverhulme Special Research Fellow at the Faculty of English, Cambridge University, until April 1999, where he taught the Commonwealth and International Literatures paper of the English Tripos. He was on the faculty of the School of the Arts, Columbia University, for the Fall semester, 2002. He was appointed Samuel Fischer Guest Professor of Literature at Free University, Berlin, for the winter term 2005. He is now Professor in Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia.
 
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Amit Chaudhuri recommends

Another Gulmohar Tree (2009)
Aamer Hussein
"We are lucky to have Hussein among us, telling us stories as few can."

When the Time Is Right (2011)
Buddhadeva Bose
"Buddhadeva Bose's most ambitious, and probably his greatest, work of fiction."

The Skinning Tree (2013)
Srikumar Sen
"The Skinning Tree's account of Calcutta in the early forties is one of the most acute and estranging I've read of the city in a while."



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