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Chaudhuri, Amit 1962-

Works: 63 works in 351 publications in 4 languages and 7,586 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical fiction  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, win
Classifications: PR6023.A93, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Amit Chaudhuri
The immortals by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The award-winning author of A New World now gives us an incantatory novel - at once plaintive and comic - about the powerful undercurrent of cultural and familial tradition in a society enthralled with the future." "Bombay in the 1980s: Shyam Lal is a highly regarded voice teacher, trained by his father in the classical idiom but happily engaged in teaching the more popular songs to well-to-do women, whose modern way of life he covets. Sixteen-year-old Nirmalya Sengupta is the romantically rebellious scion of an affluent family who wants only to study Indian classical music. With a little push from Nirmalya's mother (Shyam's prize pupil), Shyam agrees to accept Nirmalya as his student, entering into a relationship that will have unexpected and lasting consequences in both their lives. As the novel unfolds, we see how their two families come to challenge and change each other, and how student and teacher slowly mesh their differing visions of the world, and what place music holds in it." "With exquisite sensuous detail, with quiet humor generosity, and unsentimental poignancy, The Immortals gives us a luminous portrait of the spiritual and emotional force of a revered Indian tradition, of two fundamentally different but intricately intertwined families, and of a society choosing between the old and the new."--Jacket
Odysseus abroad by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1985. Twenty-two-year-old Ananda has been in London for two years, practicing at being a poet. He's homesick, thinks of himself as an inveterate outsider, and yet he can't help feeling that there's something romantic, even poetic, in his isolation. His uncle Radhesh, a magnificent failure who lives in genteel impoverishment and celibacy, has been in London for nearly three decades. [The novel] follows them on one of their weekly, familiar forays about town"
A new world by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

31 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the center of the novel is Jayojit Chatterjee, a successful writer and economist who, a few years earlier, had followed his career to America where his marriage came to an end. Now, a year after the divorce, Jayojit has taken his young son, Bonny, from their home in the Midwest to Calcutta to spend the summer holidays with Jayojit's parents, the Admiral and his wife."--Jacket
Real time : stories and a reminiscence by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, centered around the cultural turmoil of modern-day India, follows the lives of men, women, children, and gods, as they attempt to retain a semblance of dignity and discover the true paths of their lives
The Vintage book of modern Indian literature( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years American readers have been thrilling to the work of such Indian writers as Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth. Now this extravagant and wonderfully discerning anthology unfurls the full diversity of Indian literature from the 1850s to the present, presenting today's brightest talents in the company of their distinguished forbearers and likely heirs. The thirty-eight authors collected by novelist Amit Chaudhuri write not only in English but also in Hindi, Bengali, and Urdu. They include Rabindranath Tagore, arguably the first international literary celebrity, chronicling the wistful relationship between a village postal inspector and a servant girl, and Bibhuti Bhushan Banerjee, represented by an excerpt from his classic novel about an impoverished Bengali childhood, Pather Panchali. Here, too, are selections from Nirad C. Chaudhuri's Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, R. K. Narayan's The English Teacher, and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children alongside a high-spirited nonsense tale, a drily funny account of a pre-Partition Muslim girlhood, and a Bombay policier as gripping as anything by Ed McBain. Never before has so much of the subcontinent's writing been made available in a single volume
D.H. Lawrence and 'difference' by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study from Amit Chaudhuri explores D.H. Lawrence's position as a 'foreigner' in the English canon. Focusing on the poetry, Chaudhuri examines the ways in which Lawrence's works - and Lawrence himself - have been read, and misread, in terms of their 'difference'. He shows how Lawrence's writing brings into question the notion of Englishness itself, and how his aesthetic sets him apart from both his Modernist contemporaries and his Romantic forebears." "Significantly, Chaudhuri's study involves a search for a critical language, via Derrida and Foucault, by which the poetry and its 'difference' might be addressed. Drawing on Lawrence's travel writings about Mexico and Italy; his essays on European and Etruscan art, Mexican market-places and rituals, and American literature; and especially on his poetic manifesto, 'The Poetry of the Present', the book shows Lawrence working towards both a theory and a practice that critique the post-Enlightenment, unitary European self."--Jacket
Women in love by D. H Lawrence( Book )

7 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel, originally written in 1916, published in 1921, explores the lives of the Brangwen sisters, Ursula and Gudrun, and their developing love affairs with Rupert Birkin, an intellectual, and Gerald Crich, an industrialist. The despair of one sister's relationship contrasts with the happiness of the other's as the four clash in thought, passion, and belief, in their search for a life that is truly complete. The novel is the sequel to The Rainbow. The introduction in this new edition discusses the author's style and imagery. Also included is a chronology of the author's life and work, further reading, notes and appendices containing the original foreword to the novel, a fragment of "The Sisters", the "Prologue" and "Wedding" chapters, as well as a map and a discussion of the setting and people involved. -- From back cover
Clearing a space : reflections on India, literature and culture by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together many of Chaudhuri's best essays, written over the past decade in journals such as the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. Often beginning with the personal, Chaudhuri enquires into the nature of the secular in India, into the history of such categories as the West, the foreign, the global, and the exotic, and into the frequently torn and self-divided nature of modern Indian identity. Chaudhuri also makes a powerful case for thinking about Indian literature and culture in a way that departs strikingly from the parameters created since the publication of Midnight's Children and the consolidation of postcolonial studies. While his mode is broadly oppositional, it is also one of constant engagement with the positions he is arguing against
Raghubir Singh : Modernism on the Ganges by Mia Fineman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raghubir Singh (1942-1999) was a pioneer of color street photography who worked and published prolifically from the late 1960s until his death in 1999 at age 56. His vivid, intensely hued photographs capture rural and urban India and iconic depictions of Indian culture though a truly cosmopolitan approach that succeeded in blending East and West. This richly illustrated volume studies in depth the full breadth of Singh's work, situating it at the intersection of Western Modernism and traditional South Asian modes of picturing the world. The book showcases 90 of his photographs, including some previously unpublished images, in counterpoint both with the work of his contemporaries and with images of traditional South Asian artworks that inspired his practice
Friend of my youth by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelist named Amit Chaudhuri visits his childhood home of Bombay. The city, reeling from the memory of the 2008 terrorist attacks, weighs heavily on Amit's mind, as does the unexpected absence of his childhood friend Ramu, a drifting, opaque figure who is Amit's last remaining connection to the city he once called home
Odysseus abroad : a novel by Amit Chaudhuri( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beguiling novel about two Indian men in London, each coping in his own way with alienation. --It is 1985. Twenty-two-year-old Ananda has been in London for two years, practicing at being a poet. He's homesick, thinks of himself as an outsider, and yet he can't help feeling that there's something romantic, even poetic, in his isolation. His uncle, Radhesh, a magnificent failure who lives in genteel impoverishment and celibacy, has been in London for nearly three decades
Three novels by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three stories that detail everyday urban life with sensitivity and humour, whether it's America, England or an Indian city. Each story, individually, has won awards
Two years in the city by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1999, Amit Chaudhuri moved back to Calcutta, the city in which he was born. It was a place he had loved in his youth and the place he had made his name writing about. But upon his return he discovered that the Calcutta of his imagination had receded and another had taken its place. Lyrical, observant and profound, 'Calcutta' is a personal account of two years (2009-2011) spent in one of the least known - yet greatest - cities of our time
On Tagore : reading the poet today by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving ; Living ; Party going by Henry Green( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Green's darkly comic valediction to what W.H. Auden famously described as the "low dishonest decade" of the 1930s. London is sunk in an impenetrable fog. Traffic has come to a halt. Stranded in the train station and the hotel connected to it are a group of bright young things waiting to catch a train to the Continent, where their enormously rich friend Max is throwing a party. Green's characters worry and wonder and wander in and out of each other's company (and arms and beds), in pursuit of and pursued by their own secrets and desires
Telling tales : selected writings by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From playing 'Cowboys and Indians' as a child in India to an outsider's perspective on the British class system to a plane that was hijacked by Pakistani men and taken to Afghanistan at the turn of the millennium to the works of V.S. Naipaul and to the humble Indian savoury the chanachur, these essays display Chaudhuri's ability to find meaning in every aspect of the physical and intellectual world"--Jacket
Small orange flags : on living during a "state of emergency" by Amit Chaudhuri( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On communalism and its fallout on Indian political scenario after 1993; also discusses its religious overtones
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The immortals
Alternative Names
Amit Chaudhiri

Amit Chaudhuri 1962-....

Amit Chaudhuri écrivain et musicien indien

Amit Chaudhuri Indiaas professor

Amit Chaudhuri indischer Schriftsteller und Musiker

Chaudhuri, A.

Chaudhuri, Amit 1962-

Ratnesh verma

अमित चौधुरी

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ਅਮਿਤ ਚੌਧਰੀ

English (171)

German (4)

French (3)

Dutch (1)

A new worldReal time : stories and a reminiscenceThe Vintage book of modern Indian literatureD.H. Lawrence and 'difference'Women in loveClearing a space : reflections on India, literature and cultureThree novels