Chaudhuri, Amit

About Amit Chaudhuri

Biography (British Council)

Biography (The Guardian)



Jost, Jacob Sider. "The Origins of Dislike by Amit Chaudhuri." Eighteenth Century Fiction, vol. 32, no. 3, 2020

Asokan, Ratik. "Eccentric Margins: Why Literature Should Resist the Margins." Times Literary Supplement, no. 5976, 2017

Tonkin, Boyd. "Return to the Lost City." Spectator, 26 Aug. 2017

Popescu, Lucy. "In Brief - Life from Elsewhere." Times Literary Supplement, 18 Mar. 2016

Bhattacharjee, Subashish. "Subashish Bhattacherjee: Odysseus Abroad." Muse India, vol. 64, 2015

Jones, Thomas. "Never Not Slightly Comical." London Review of Books, vol. 37, no. 13, 2015

Gorra, Michael. "Walking Tours." New York Times Book Review, 15 May 2015

Deb, Siddhartha. "O Kolkata." Times Literary Supplement, no. 5786, 2014

Krätli, Graziano. "Calcutta: Two Years in the City." World Literature Today, vol. 87, no. 6, 2013

Levy, Deborah. "Everyday Matters." New Statesman, vol. 142, no. 5170, 2013

Agarwal, Ramlal. "Clearing a Space: Reflections on India, Literature and Culture." World Literature Today, vol. 83, no. 2, 2009

Eagleton, Terry. "Anti-Humanism." London Review of Books, vol. 26, no. 3, 2004

Noor, Ronny. "Real Time: Stories and a Reminiscence (Book)." World Literature Today, vol. 77, no. 3-4, 2003



Zecchini, Laetita. ""I had to Construct Lineages for Myself": An Interview with Amit Chaudhuri." Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 53, no. 1-2, 2017

Galvàn, Fernando. "Amit Chaudhuri." Writing Across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk, Nasta (ed.), 2004



Lau, Lisa. "Hospitality and Re-Orientalist Thresholds: Amit Chaudhuri Writes Back to India." South Asia, vol. 41, no. 4, 2018

Beluau, Julie. "On a Road Between Two Cities: Relocating the Myths of the Indian Nation in Amit Chaudhuri's A Strange and Sublime Address (1991) and St Cyril Road and Other Poems (2005)." Literary Location and Dislocation of Myth in the Post/Colonial Anglophone World, Dodeman and Raimbault (eds.), 2017

Srinivasa, Ragini Tharoor. "Unmoored: Passing, Slumming, and Return Writing in New India." Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: City Margins in South Asian Literature, Chakraborty and Al-wazedi (eds.), 2017

Hoene, Christin. "The Sounding City: Soundscapes and Urban Modernity in Amit Chaudhuri’s Fiction." Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis, Sandten and Bauer (eds.), 2016

During, Simon. "Choosing Precarity." South Asia, vol. 38, no. 1, 2015

Wiemann, Dirk. "Cities of the Mind-Villages of the Mind: Imagining Urbanity in Contemporary India." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, vol. 61, no. 1, 2013

Majumdar, Saikat. Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire, 2013

Majumdar, Nivedita. "Speaking with a Forked Tongue: A Rebuttal of Amit Chaudhuri on Indian Anglophone Literature." Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, vol. 17, no. 1, 2011

Almond, Ian. "Melancholy, Ghostliness and Economy in the Short Fiction of Amit Chaudhuri." Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 46, no. 2, 2010

Kumar, T. Vijay. "Sharing Nation Space Representations of India." Shared Waters: Soundings in Postcolonial Literatures, Barthet (ed.), 2009

King, Bruce. "Indian Modernities." Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 45, no. 2, 2009

Hanquart-Turner, Evelyne. "Amit Chaudhuri's Afternoon Raag: Interplay and Translation of the Chronotopes." A Sea for Encounters: Essays Towards a Postcolonial Commonwealth, Barthet (ed.), 2009

Leonard, Cécile. "What Remains Foreign in World Literature? The Tale of Two Anthologies of Indian Literature." Commonwealth Essays and Studies, vol. 29, no. 1, 2006

Shivani, Anis. "Indo-Anglian Fiction: The New Orientalism." Race & Class, vol. 47, no. 4, 2006

Alexander, Vera. "Cross-Cultural Encounters in Amit Chaudhuri's Afternoon Raag and Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies." The Politics of English as a World Language: New Horizons in Postcolonial Cultural Studies, Mair (ed.), 2003

D'Souza, Florence. "Becoming Oneself in Amit Chaudhuri's Novels." Flight from Certainty: The Dilemma of Identity and Exile, Luyat and Tolron (eds.), 2001

Ganguly, Debjani. "Of Unremarkable, Un-Rushdie-Like Lives: The Diasporic 'Local' in the Latest Fiction of Amit Chaudhuri." Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English Journal, 2000



Autobiography/Life Writing

Calcutta: Two Years in the City (2013)



Odysseus Abroad (2015)

The Immortals (2009)

A New World (2000)

Freedom Song (1998)

Afternoon Rag (1993)

A Strange and Sublime Address (1991)


Short Story Collections

Real Time: Stories and a Reminiscence (2002)


Poetry Collections

St. Cyril Road and Other Poems (2005)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Nissim Ezekiel: Poet of a Minor Literature." A History of Indian Poetry in English, Chaudhuri (ed.), 2016

On Tagore (2012)

Memory's Gold: Writings on Calcutta (2008)

Clearing a Space: Reflections on India, Literature and Culture (2008)

Small Orange Flags (2003)

"The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore." A History of Indian Literature in English, Mehrotra (ed.), 2003

D. H. Lawrence and 'Difference': Postcoloniality and the Poetry of the Present (2003)

Picador/Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature (2001)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Amit Chaudhuri Talks About ‘Incompleteness’ in Art. YouTube, 20 Sep. 2018

Amit Chadhuri Discusses Arvind Krishna Mehrotra's Life and Works with Him. YouTube, 30 May 2016

Amit Chaudhuri's Album This is Not Fusion. YouTube, 2015

This is Not Fusion (2007)