Amit Chaudhuri

  • Kolkata: Author preserves the cultural heritage of the city of joy in his books March 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Amit Chaudhuri, an author, has taken it upon himself to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the 'city of joy' Kolkata. The city of joy and teeming millions has been Amit Chaudhuri's muse for his three novels. His love for the city and its neighbourhoods has made him fight...
  • Mamata's decision of blocking Rushdie from Kolkata not surprising: Amit Chaudhuri February 1, 2013

    Salman Rushdie on Friday tweeted that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had ordered the police to block his arrival in the city for the Literary Meet. ...
  • Defying labels: Infosys Prize 2012 winner Professor Amit Chaudhuri January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: A novelist, poet, literary critic and musician - Amit Chaudhuri is a man who defies labels. He was 13 when his poems were first published but strangely he was a shy poet. "I for one was not cool at all. I hated school and was miserable there but I...
  • William Dalrymple, Rushdie top authors' reading list December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: When leading authors like Aravind Adiga, Jeet Thayil and Amit Chaudhuri were not writing in 2012, they were reading a lot be it works of Naresh Fernandes, William Dalrymple or Anjali Joseph. Mumbai-based journalist Fernandes' book "Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay's Jazz Age" topped the reading...
  • Infosys announces winners of Infosys Prize 2012 November 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Infosys on Friday announced winners of Infosys Prize 2012 for outstanding research in six categories. Ashish Lele of National Chemical Laboratories, Pune, bagged the award in the Engineering and Computer Science category while Arunava Sen (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) bagged the prize in the Social Sciences category. Two researchers won...
  • Penguin India to publish Amit Chaudhuri's works March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: In what is a landmark acquisition, Penguin Books India has acquired the Indian subcontinent rights to publish the acclaimed author Amit Chaudhuri's works. Penguin will be bringing out all his new writings, in addition to publishing the backlist. The first book by Amit Chaudhuri to be published by Penguin...
  • Penguin's annual 'Spring Lit Fest' in Delhi March 16 March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A series of sneak peeps into new books by top Indian writers will be the cornerstone of a festival of literature, "Spring Fever", to be held March 16-24 at the India Habitat Centre. An annual feature of Penguin-Books India, the festival will preview several new titles by authors like...