June 03, 2020
Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri

  • Unadorned Doors
    Unadorned Doors

    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

    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”

    The unsettling, the divine and the destitute.

  • An Open Letter On Saving Calcutta
    An Open Letter On Saving Calcutta

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

  • Amit Chaudhuri
    Amit Chaudhuri

  • On the Same Page
    On the Same Page

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

  • Found Music Down Free School Street
    Found Music Down Free School Street

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

  • Room For Words
    Room For Words

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

  • Hunger Strike
    Hunger Strike

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

  • Shoe
    Shoe

    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

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

  • Non-Fiction
    Non-Fiction

    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

    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'

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

  • A Professor Of Poetry
    A Professor Of Poetry

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

  • Gently Down The Stream
    Gently Down The Stream

    Kolatkar's last offerings relish carrying mortality's burden

  • Returning To Earth
    Returning To Earth

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

  • Sacred Objects
    Sacred Objects

    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

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

  • 'Triumphant Eclecticism'
    'Triumphant Eclecticism'

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

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