‘Calcutta’ by Amit Chaudhuri
‘Calcutta: Two Years in the City’ is the latest title by UEA Professor of Contemporary Literature, Amit Chaudhuri, and offers a memoir of two years (2009–2011) in the city of his birth. It is published this month by Union Books. Amit is the author of five highly acclaimed novels: ‘A Strange and Sublime Address’, ‘Afternoon Raag’, ‘Freedom Song’, ‘A New World’, and ‘The Immortals’. He is also a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded critic, and has edited ‘The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature’. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and last year won India’s £30,000 Infosys Prize for outstanding contribution to the Humanities in Literary Studies. He teaches on the MA and PhD programmes in Creative Writing at UEA.