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