Lunch With a Bigot : The Writer in the World, Hardback Book

Lunch With a Bigot : The Writer in the World Hardback


To be a writer, Amitava Kumar says, is to be an observer.

The twenty-six essays in Lunch with a Bigot are Kumar's observations of the world put into words.

A mix of memoir, reportage, and criticism, the essays include encounters with writers Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy, discussions on the craft of writing, and a portrait of the struggles of a Bollywood actor.

The title essay is Kumar's account of his visit to a member of an ultra-right Hindu organization who put him on a hit-list.

In these and other essays, Kumar tells a broader story of immigration, change, and a shift to a more globalized existence, all the while demonstrating how he practices being a writer in the world.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
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  • Category: Colonial art
  • ISBN: 9780822359111

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