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Amit Chaudhuri

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Unadorned Doors

Unadorned Doors

Feb 08, 2016 Amit Chaudhuri

This photgraph is of all that CPI leader A.B. Bardhan left behind when he died recently. Writer Amit...

We Asked Them For Stories

We Asked Them For Stories

Nov 02, 2015 Shashi Tharoor

You will, woncha? By mid-October? While the goddess is straw still?.... Oh, but to count the bellows of the...

“Of Reticent Bureaucratic Air”

“Of Reticent Bureaucratic Air”

Jun 29, 2015 Amit Chaudhuri

The unsettling, the divine and the destitute.

An Open Letter On Saving Calcutta

An Open Letter On Saving Calcutta

May 12, 2015 Amit Chaudhuri

Author Amit Chaudhuri writes to West Bengal chief minister for saving Calcutta's cultural ethos.

Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri

Nov 04, 2013 Amit Chaudhuri

On the Same Page

On the Same Page

Mar 18, 2013 Amit Chaudhuri

He had given Hitchens his vote, and his views remain unchanged

Found Music Down Free School Street

Found Music Down Free School Street

Feb 04, 2013 Amit Chaudhuri

At the Park Street-Middleton Row corner, speckled with iconic establishments, infected with old joie de...

Room For Words

Room For Words

Apr 30, 2012 Amit Chaudhuri

His working day—his surroundings, his routine, the conditions that allow him to write

Hunger Strike

Hunger Strike

Aug 27, 2011 Amit Chaudhuri

A few had stopped to look; others/ walked on, some / quickening their pace, many / unmindful of what had...

Shoe

Shoe

Jul 18, 2011 Amit Chaudhuri

The writer-musician-singer offers us an exclusive poem on an anti-offering

The Rise Of A Passionate Schmaltziness

The Rise Of A Passionate Schmaltziness

Apr 04, 2011 Amit Chaudhuri

The widely accepted India-as-an-experience model has, alarmingly, sacrificed the specific and heightened...

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction

Dec 27, 2010 Amit Chaudhuri

Bloodaxe’s edition of the Collected Poems of Arun Kolatkar, edited by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, reveals how...

The Act Of Listening

The Act Of Listening

Oct 22, 2010 Amit Chaudhuri

I did my best to escape music as a child, running very fast whenever my mother tried to teach me the Tagore...

'A Completely Egoless Candidate'

'A Completely Egoless Candidate'

May 17, 2009 Amit Chaudhuri

Although Arvind Krishna Mehrotra did not win Oxford Professor of Poetry elections, the large mandate he...

A Professor Of Poetry

A Professor Of Poetry

May 01, 2009 Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri and Peter D McDonald explain why they took the initiative in nominating Arvind Krishna...

Gently Down The Stream

Gently Down The Stream

Feb 09, 2009 Amit Chaudhuri

Kolatkar's last offerings relish carrying mortality's burden

Returning To Earth

Returning To Earth

Jun 27, 2008 Amit Chaudhuri

The pre-eminent and best loved Bengali poet after Tagore was an elusive, deeply private writer, reluctant to...

Sacred Objects

Sacred Objects

May 23, 2007 Amit Chaudhuri

There's an intriguing juxtaposition between the violence of the art-work and the violence of nationalism....

Hovering On The Edges

Hovering On The Edges

Dec 08, 2006 Amit Chaudhuri

There is another lineage and avenue in Indian writing in English than the one Midnight's Children opened up,...

'Triumphant Eclecticism'

'Triumphant Eclecticism'

May 07, 2006 Amit Chaudhuri

The idea of an unbroken Indian tradition is probably an Orientalist invention. The 'Orient' itself comes...