Amit Chaudhuri

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Top 10 books about Calcutta | Abir Mukherjee
From Jhumpa Lahiri to Amit Chaudhuri, these novels and histories portray a teeming, paradoxical city – and its diaspora – that is a world unto itself

Abir Mukherjee

17, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Finding the Raga by Amit Chaudhuri – a passion for Indian music
The renowned novelist explores the thrill of improvisation in a delightful, insightful book that is part singing diary, part memoir and part musical history

Oliver Craske

29, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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A new India is emerging, and it is a country ruled by fear | Amit Chaudhuri
Modi’s vision for the country is one that stifles dissent and difference, says the author and academic Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri

08, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Margaret Atwood and the Booker: a testament to fiction | Editorial
Editorial: The prize has come in for justified criticism, its rules are imperfect. But this year’s authors are an exciting prospect


06, Sep, 2019 @5:25 PM

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Amit Chaudhuri: ‘All non-western literature is wilfully underrated’
The author on the importance of DH Lawrence, how Alice Munro inspired him, and early memories of reading Ladybird books in Bombay

Amit Chaudhuri

07, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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‘Messy attics of the mind’: what’s inside a writer’s notebook?
Scribbled observations, dinner party conversations, flashes of perception ... inspired by Henry James’s jottings, Paul Theroux, Susie Boyt and Amit Chaudhuri share their note-taking habits

Philip Horne, Paul Theroux, Susie Boyt and Amit Chaudhuri

06, Apr, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Friend of My Youth by Amit Chaudhuri review – autofiction examined
‘I undermine the genre I work with – or for’ says the narrator. But who is he?

Jon Day

30, Aug, 2017 @10:59 AM

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Sukanya review – Ravi Shankar's opera is both sublime and ridiculous
This new opera that blends the western form and Hindustani classical music makes for a ravishing spectacle but its music and libretto fail to consistently convince

John Lewis

16, May, 2017 @2:01 PM

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Beyond Bob Dylan: authors, poets and musicians pick their favourite songwriter
Dylan’s Nobel prize win sparked a debate about lyrics as literature. Here, Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Johnny Marr, Naomi Alderman and others nominate songwriters whose verse has the power of poetry

Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Emmy the Great, Polly Samson, Naomi Alderman and others

05, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Ravi Shankar opera to get posthumous world premiere
Sukanya, a Hindu tale named after the sitar great’s wife and completed by their daughter Anoushka, will be semi-staged at Leicester’s Curve with the LPO

Imogen Tilden

21, Sep, 2016 @3:47 PM

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My best writing tip by William Boyd, Jeanette Winterson, Amit Chaudhuri and more
Got a brilliant beginning, or the seed of an idea? Authors offer their most important piece of advice – from finding a voice to the all-important ending

Jeanette Winterson, Rose Tremain, William Boyd, Philip Hensher, Tessa Hadley, Toby Litt, Amit Chaudhuri, Kathryn Hughes, Naomi Alderman, Jonny Geller, Nikita Lalwani and Blake Morrison

10, Sep, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Amit Chaudhuri review – joining the dots between rock and raga
The Bengali singer and author explores the connections between Hindustani classical ragas and Western rock with some brilliant – and some banal – results

John Lewis

28, Oct, 2015 @4:07 PM

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