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Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five previous novels, one work of nonfiction, and a number of books of literary criticism. His many honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; most recently, he became the first recipient of the Infosys Prize for Humanities—Literary Studies. A contributor to the London Review of Books, Granta, and The Times Literary Supplement, he is currently professor of contemporary literature at the University of East Anglia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is also an internationally acclaimed musician, and lives in Calcutta, India, and...

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Written by Amit Chaudhuri
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2015
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-45466-9 (0-307-45466-5)

In this vividly drawn and deeply personal portrait, acclaimed novelist Amit Chaudhuri chronicles the two years he spent revisiting Calcutta, the city of his birth.  A mesmerizing narrative, the book takes readers into the heart of a metropolis relatively resistant to the currents of globalization. Moving through the city’s vibrant avenues...

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Freedom Song
Written by Amit Chaudhuri
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2000
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70400-0 (0-375-70400-0)

"An immensely gifted writer...Crammed with breathtaking sentences, sharp characterizations, comic set pieces, and melancholy grace notes." --The New York Times Book Review

Freedom Song--which collects three of Chaudhuri's novels--celebrates the rhythms of modern India. A boy's visit with relatives conjures the melancholy comforts of family. An Indian student at an English... Read more

The Immortals
Written by Amit Chaudhuri
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$17.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-45465-2 (0-307-45465-7)

In 1980s Bombay, a highly regarded voice teacher and his affluent sixteen-year-old student enter into a relationship that will have unexpected and lasting consequences in their lives, and the lives of their families. With exquisitely sensuous detail, quiet humor, and unsentimental poignancy, Amit Chaudhuri paints a luminous portrait of the spiritual...

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A New World
Written by Amit Chaudhuri
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2002
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72480-0 (0-375-72480-X)

A year after his divorce, Jayojit Chatterjee, an economics professor in the American Midwest, travels to his native Calcutta with his young son, Bonny, to spend the summer holidays with his parents. Jayojit is no more accustomed to spending time alone with Bonny–who lives with his mother in California–than he is... Read more

Odysseus Abroad
Written by Amit Chaudhuri
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2016
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-97145-1 (1-101-97145-2)

In Odysseus Abroad, Amit Chaudhuri charts a day in the life of two Indian men—a twenty-two-year-old student trying (and failing) at being a poet and his bachelor uncle, who has been living in genteel poverty for nearly three decades—as they explore London, the city they now call home.

A wistful... Read more

The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature
Edited by Amit Chaudhuri
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$21.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71300-2 (0-375-71300-X)

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... Read more

Women in Love
Written by D. H. Lawrence, Edited by David Farmer and Lindeth Vasey, Introduction by Amit Chaudhuri
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-144154-2 (0-14-144154-2)

Two of D. H. Lawrence's most renowned novels - now with new packages and new introductions

Widely regarded as D. H. Lawrence's greatest novel, Women in Love continues where The Rainbow left off, with the third generation of the Brangwens. Focusing on Ursula Brangwen and her sister Gudrun's relationships-the former... Read more