Amitava Kumar wiki, biography, books, awards


Biography and wiki of Amitava Kumar who is a writer and journalist from Ara, Patna in Bihar currently settled in New York USA. Books written by amitava kumar and awards won by amitava kumar is available here. He has written many books like Husband of a Fanatic, Bombay-London-New York, Passport Photos, No Tears for the N.R.I , Home Products, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb etc.

Amitava Kumar is an Indian writer, novelist, poet and journalist from Bihar's Arrah district who is currently Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College. He spent his childhood days in Patna and studied at St Michael's High School of Patna.

Amitava Kumar wiki, biography, books, awards, school, college


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  • Amitava Kumar Birthday: 17th March 1963
  • Amitava Kumar Birth place: Arrah, Bihar, India
  • Amitava Kumar School : St Michael's High School Patna
  • Amitava Kumar College: Graduate in Political Science from Hindu College, Delhi University. He also did his masters 2 times in in Linguistics and Literature from Delhi University (1986) and Syracuse University (1988). He also holds a Phd from University of Minnesota.
  • What does Amitava Kumar do: He is a writer, journalist, and Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College
  • Amitava Kumar Current address: Currently, he lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
  • Books written by Amitava Kumar: Husband of a Fanatic, Bombay-London-New York, Passport Photos, No Tears for the N.R.I (which is book of poems), Home Products, Nobody Does the Right Thing, Evidence of Suspicion, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb (was Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Asian American Literary Awards). He also wrote 2 documentary films: Dirty Laundry — about the national-racial politics of Indian South Africans — and Pure Chutney — about the descendants of indentured Indian labourers in Trinidad.
    Being a journalist, Amitava Kumar also write articles for world's leading newspapers and magazines like The New Statesman, The Nation, Caravan, The Hindu
  • Acclaim and Awards won by Amitava Kumar and his books:
    A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb -- Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Asian American Literary Awards
    Husband of a Fanatic - "Editors' Choice" book at the New York Times
    Bombay-London-New York -- On of "Books of the Year" list in The New Statesman (UK);
    Passport Photos -- Won "Outstanding Book of the Year" award from the Myers Program for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America.
    Home Products -- short-listed for India's premier literary prize, the Vodafone Crossword Book Award.
    He has received awards from the South Asian Journalists Association for 3 consecutive years. He got research fellowships awards from the NEH, Yale University, SUNY-Stony Brook, Dartmouth College, and University of California-Riverside.
  • Amitava Kumar website: http://www.amitavakumar.com/

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