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SAI: Amit Chaudhuri "Calcutta: Two Years in the City"

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus South Asia Institute Knox Hall, Room 208 606 West 122nd Street between Broadway and Claremont
A talk by Amit Chaudhuri
"Calcutta: Two Years in the City"

Moderated by Partha Chatterjee (Departments of Anthropology and MESAAS)

Amit Chaudhuri is Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. He earned his PhD at Oxford University, and was Leverhulme Special Research Fellow at the Faculty of English, Cambridge, and has been Visiting Professor at Columbia and the Freie University, Berlin. He is the author of five novels, including The Immortals (2009), and On Tagore: Reading the Poet Today (2012). His latest book, Calcutta: Two Years in the City will be published in Fall 2013. Among the awards he has won for his fiction are the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Encore Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the Government of India's Sahitya Akademi Award. He writes regularly for the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, and the Guardian.

Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Knox Hall, Room 208, 606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont
Categories: Academic: Lecture