About Amit Chaudhuri:
Amit Chaudhuri is an Indian English author and academic. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, India's highest literary honour, in 2002 for his novel A New World. He is currently Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. In 2012, Chaudhuri won the Infosys Prize for Humanities-Literary Studies for his imaginative and illuminating writings in literary criticism, which reflect a complex literary sensibility, and great theoretical mastery, along with a probing sense of detail.