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#NYTReadalong | Amitava Kumar (Writer and Professor)

Updated: May 3

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Our guest for Sree’s Sunday #NYTReadalong is Amitava Kumar, a writer and professor. He is the author of several books of non-fiction and four novels and is a professor of English at Vassar College. He is a Cullman Center Fellow (2023-2024) at the New York Public Library. His latest book is “My Beloved Life.”

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His book is described as an “absorbing, exceptionally moving novel that traces the arc of a man’s life, an ordinary life made exceptional by the fact that he has loved and has been loved in turn.”

Salman Rushdie had this to say about Amitava’s latest book,

“This profound book is full of lives whose beauty lies in the wholeness of their telling. A father, a daughter, a crime, a country being born, a migration, another country, a plague. ‘We are in touch with a great astonishing mystery when we put honest words down on paper to register a life and to offer witness. Everything else is ordinary,’ Kumar writes. His novel offers magnificent witness, and is not ordinary but extraordinary.”


Elizabeth Bradley, president of Vassar College, sent this tweet just after the show was over.


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