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Amitava Kumar

Hindi On The Hudson

May 22, 2014 Amitava Kumar

Sometimes my son asks in English: “Baba, what does duniya mean?” It means the world, beta, the world that I have lost. The world of Hindi

Place Of Birth/Place Of Death

Nov 06, 2013 Amitava Kumar

To return to Patna is to find the challenging thought of death, like the tip of a knife, pressing against my rib.


Salman Rushdie And Me

It wasn't just about standing up for freedom of expression in India: maybe I was doing something more humble and honest. I was trying to restore a sense of balance to my own personal practice of literary criticism.

The Process Is The Bloody Punishment

Jan 25, 2012 Lawrence Liang

The courts may have effectively circumscribed Sec 153A and 295A of the IPC by limiting the circumstances under which they may be invoked, yet as long as they exist in a form that allows for anyone to file a police complaint, their job is done.


Name The Unnameable

As writers organise for the ban on The Satanic Verses to be lifted, the battle to undo the damage of the past quarter century has begun. It is time for India to wake up.

21 November, 2006

A Civilizing Mission

Amitava Kumar

He was indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger. He never published a classic text nor did he achieve anything like fame. The publication of his Selected Writings is an occasion for sorrow as well as celebration.


05 October, 2004

The Enigma Of Return

Amitava Kumar

Fidelity to his interlocutors, and to their detail and circumstance, as much as the intelligence and brightness of Mehta's own prose, makes it an extraordinary debut--a debut that will rival Arundhati Roy's in fiction.


Photo Gallery

Members of various farmers organizations black railway tracks during a protest against central government, in Patiala.

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Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai speaks to media as volunteers hold placards at a traffic point as part of Delhi governments 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to reduce pollution in the national capital, in New...

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Ambassador of Italy to India Vincenzo De Luca pays tribute to poet Rabindra Nath Tagore during their visit to Toagore's ancestral house at Jorasanko Thakurbari, in Kolkata.

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A cyclist falls as he and other commuters wade through a waterlogged area following heavy rain in Gurugram.

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BJP leader Vasundhara Raje attends the National Office bearers meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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