Amitava Kumar

Professor of English, Vassar

Amitava Kumar is an Indian writer and journalist who is Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College.

Kumar is the author of Husband of a Fanatic (2005), Bombay-London-New York (2002), Passport Photos (2000), the book of poems No Tears for the N.R.I. (1996), the novel Home Products (2007) and Nobody Does the Right Thing (2009).

Kumar's prize-winning book is A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb: A Writer’s Report on the Global War on Terror (2010). The New York Times called it a "perceptive and soulful – if at times academic – meditation on the global war on terror and its cultural and human repercussions." It was also awarded the Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Asian American Literary Awards.

Amitava Kumar is an Indian writer and journalist who is Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College.

Kumar is the author of Husband of a Fanatic (2005), Bombay-London-New York (2002), Passport Photos (2000), the book of poems No Tears for the N.R.I. (1996), the novel Home Products (2007) and Nobody Does the Right Thing (2009).

Kumar's prize-winning book is A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb: A Writer’s Report on the Global War on Terror (2010). The New York Times called it a "perceptive and soulful – if at times academic – meditation on the global war on terror and its cultural and human repercussions." It was also awarded the Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Asian American Literary Awards.

Website
www.amitavakumar.com
Lectures

2.13.2019 (1:17:31)

Amit Chaudhuri & Amitava Kumar