Tag: Amitava Kumar
The bestselling author of Wild on the Pacific Crest Trail, bringing consciousness to bear on the work, and how success has been met with a backlash.
Who’s Got the Address?March 2013
Amitava Kumar and Teju Cole collaborate on an ekphrastic project exploring how Cole’s paired images intersect with the works of artists ranging from Sontag to Singh.
Pitch ForwardMarch 2013
The writer, art historian, and street photographer on the body vs. the intellect, the mythical pre-history of humanity, and how very serious a Twitter post can be.
Ondaatje’s TableMarch 2012
Michael Ondaatje on making fiction of un-remembered autobiography, holding back two-thirds of the story, and bringing the marginalized to the center
Amitava Kumar: Why Amitav Ghosh’s Decision to Boycott the Jaipur Literary Festival is a ‘Sea of Poppycock’February 2012
|Is it possible that Ghosh simply doesn’t like democracy?|
The Un-VictimFebruary 2011 In the wake of sedition threats by the Indian government, the writer and activist describes the stupidest question she gets asked, the cuss-word that made her respect the power of language, and the limits of preaching nonviolence.
Birth of a SalesmanAugust 2010
In a new book about the global war on terror, Amitava Kumar shows how criminal guilt has been sacrificed to the political need to haul in suspects. The result? Through crude character assassination, guilt is essentially fabricated after the arrest.