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Amit Chaudhuri

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.

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 caught the attention of the few...

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 songs she sang so beautifully, but my genes ensured music would eventually return to me, or I to it...

'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 received 'shows that a real departure from well-worn insularity and familiarity has been achieved'.

A Professor Of Poetry

Amit Chaudhuri and Peter D McDonald explain why they took the initiative in nominating Arvind Krishna Mehrotra for the position of Oxford's Professorship of Poetry, the most high-profile in British poetry after the laureateship

27 June, 2008

Returning To Earth

Amit Chaudhuri

The pre-eminent and best loved Bengali poet after Tagore was an elusive, deeply private writer, reluctant to make himself better known, reluctant, in some crucial instances, to publish his own work...

23 May, 2007

Sacred Objects

Amit Chaudhuri

There's an intriguing juxtaposition between the violence of the art-work and the violence of nationalism. Which perhaps explains why the educated middle class is essentially in agreement with the VHP that art shouldn't "cause offence".

08 December, 2006

Hovering On The Edges

Amit Chaudhuri

There is another lineage and avenue in Indian writing in English than the one Midnight's Children opened up, along with an obsession with the monumental, and its source lies in Jejuri.

07 May, 2006

'Triumphant Eclecticism'

Amit Chaudhuri

The idea of an unbroken Indian tradition is probably an Orientalist invention. The 'Orient' itself comes into being in the early period of colonialism, and one of the earliest writers to perceive its great cultural, emotional, philosophical, and pol

03 March, 2006

Amit Chaudhuri Sings

Shougat Dasgupta

"I have nothing against people who do fusion," he says in the tone of a man who harbours a sizeable grudge against people who do fusion.

30 September, 2005


Amit Chaudhuri

The problem of Indian modernity and humanism needs to be examined afresh -- if Indian modernity is a way of viewing the world, we haven't scrutinised, enough, the gaze in the mirror.

01 December, 2004

The Writer's World

Amit Chaudhuri

The discussion of writing in V.S. Naipaul's work is more than a literary discussion on technique and sensibility; it is a description of writing as a habitation, constantly struggled over, constantly fought for, constantly in the process of being cre

09 August, 2004

In The Waiting-Room Of History

Amit Chaudhuri

Chakrabarty's book is not only an unusually sustained and nuanced argument against European ideas of modernity, but also an elegy for, and subtle critique of, his own intellectual formation and inheritance as a Bengali.

02 August, 2004

Distant Thunder

Amit Chaudhuri

'Back in Calcutta after a month in England, I found that a debate, or a public difference of opinion, between two Indian academics had gone all but stale...'. Amit Chaudhuri writes on the articles by

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A health worker checks body temperature of a passenger as a precaution against the coronavirus, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.

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A health worker checks body temperature of passengers as a precaution against the coronavirus, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.

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A man receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a door-to-door vaccination campaign in Morigaon district of Assam.

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Newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar lays wreath at National War Memorial, in New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar pays tribute to martyrs at National War Memorial, in New Delhi.

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Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


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Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh