Author: Amitava Kumar
Publisher: Duke University Press Books; unknown edition (July 1, 2010)
Category: Politics & Government
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On March 12, 1993, there had been a series of bombings - one bomb in the Stock Exchange, another in the offices of Air India, still others, placed in scooters and cars, in crowded areas outside a temple and elsewhere
On March 12, 1993, there had been a series of bombings - one bomb in the Stock Exchange, another in the offices of Air India, still others, placed in scooters and cars, in crowded areas outside a temple and elsewhere. These had resulted in the deaths of 257 people. The bombings were to avenge the deaths of Muslims in riots just a few months before. All this was unleashed by the destruction, at the hands of a Hindu mob, of a sixteenth-century mosque in northern India.
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Amitava Kumar has written a unique book. Turns out Kumar is fascinated that one of the terrorists in the Mumbai attacks is awe-struck by the opulence of the five-star hotel in which he carries out the killings. It is ultimately a book about neoliberalism, about the public interest defined as militarism rather than as well-being. It is a book about the imagination reduced to suspicion and fear rather than hope and liberty. It is a book that swells from India to Indiana, depicting the global ecology of antiterrorism. Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations. A People's History of the Third World. This detail preoccupies Kumar and is offered to us as a major revelation about terrorists.
Amitava Kumar is a novelist, poet, journalist, and Professor of English at Vassar College. He was born in Bihar, India; he grew up in the town of Patna, famous for its corruption, crushing poverty, and delicious mangoes.
Amitava Kumar (born 17 March 1963) is an Indian writer and journalist who is Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair . Lockwood Chair at Vassar College. A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm A Tiny Bomb, Duke University Press Books, 2010, ISBN 978-0822345626, a non-fiction book about the war on terror, and the literary as well as artistic responses to it. A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna, Duke University Press Books, 2014, ISBN 978-0822357049. Lunch with a Bigot: The Writer in the World, Duke University Press Books, 2015, ISBN 978-0822359111. Immigrant, Montana, Knopf, 2018
Most of the following are easily related: local armed groups, foreign soldiers or maps that help us locate ourselves after the last catastrophe mentioned in the newscast
A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb. Most of the following are easily related: local armed groups, foreign soldiers or maps that help us locate ourselves after the last catastrophe mentioned in the newscast. 16 years of continuous war of the United States,. added to the internal combats of the country that we can trace until the intervention of the Soviet Union that began 38 years ago and would last ten.
Amitava Kumar on the Riz Khan show on Al Jazeera. Amitava Kumar interview in Chronogram. Amitava Kumar interview with Sepia Mutiny. Amitava Kumar interview on WBAI.
In a wide-ranging work, Amitava Kumar examines the stereotypes and grand visions of state security that have driven the dominant narrative and actions of the war on terror in both India and the USA. He portrays many of those arrested for terrorism not as extremists and master criminals, but as simple people of limited threat. They are pulled into trouble by accident, boastful statements, innocent explorations, or leading actions by government informants, and then pursued in part because they fit preconceived ideas of the dangerous foreigner in our midst.