Amitava Kumar

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Observations of Amitava Kumar

Friday, May 08, 2015

The writer Amitava Kumar talks about encounters with people & ideas in this country & India, including a lunch with an ultra-right Hindu politician whose group had put him on a hit list.

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PEN & Charlie Hebdo: Honoring Courage or Hostility?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The PEN American Center will be honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award at it gala tonight, a controversial decision.

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A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Amitava Kumar looks at the global repercussions of the war on terror. His book A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb tells the story of two men convicted in U.S. courts on terrorism-related charges: Hemant Lakhani, a 70-year-old tried for attempting to sell a fake missile to an FBI informant, and Shahawar Matin Siraj, who was accused of being involved in a conspiracy to bomb a subway. Kumar explores the experiences of ordinary people caught up in the war on terror and the growing suspicions about foreigners in post-9/11 America.

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