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Amitava Kumar

Amitava Kumar is Helen D. Lockwood Chair of English at Vassar College. He is the author of A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, and Nobody Does the Right Thing, all published by Duke University Press.


Summer 2002


By Amitava Kumar

In my childhood home, paper, of any kind, was to be touched only by hand. If you stepped on a book by accident, you were to pick it up and […]