Chaudhuri, Amit

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Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music

Readers familiar with Indian music will find much to appreciate, and those unfamiliar with it need only go to YouTube for examples of Chaudhuri’s work as a performer and composer.

Odysseus Abroad

This Odysseus requires patient readers who are partial to internal epics and enjoy discovering clever references to classic and modern texts, from the Mahabharata to James Joyce's Ulysses, from Homer to Stephen King. For other British Asian "stranger-in-a-strange-land" narratives with more…well, narrative, try Nadeem Aslam's Maps for Lost Lovers or Monica Ali's Brick Lane. [See Prepub Alert, 10/20/14.]

Calcutta: Two Years in the City

Despite some long sentences that will leave the reader breathless, this rich, allusive narrative is an extremely interesting read for both those who are familiar and those unacquainted with the city. Highly recommended.

The Immortals

India's new wealth and traditional values meet as an upper-class teen takes classical music lessons from a teacher whose clients are mainly interested in the popular...

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