Amitava Kumar – Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth

Amitava Kumar is a 58-years-old British Writer from the United States of America. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

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According to the wiki and biography of Amitava Kumar was born on 17 March 1963 in United States of America. let’s check out the Amitava’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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His prize-winning book is A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb: A Writer’s Report on the Global War on Terror (Duke University Press, 2010; and as Evidence of Suspicion, 2009). In his review, Dwight Garner (critic) at the New York Times called it a “perceptive and soulful – if at times academic – meditation on the global war on terror and its cultural and human repercussions.” It was also awarded the Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Asian American Literary Awards.


Most recently, Kumar has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (2016). He has also been awarded the Lannan Foundation Marfa Residency, residency at Yaddo, a Fiction Fellowship at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, a Barach Fellowship at the Wesleyan Writers Festival, and has received awards from the South Asian Journalists Association for three consecutive years. In addition, he has been awarded research fellowships from the NEH, Yale University, Stony Brook University, Dartmouth College, and University of California-Riverside. A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb was also judged the Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Asian American Literary Awards.


Kumar was the scriptwriter for two documentary films: Dirty Laundry – about the national-racial politics of Indian South Africans – and Pure Chutney – about the descendants of indentured Indian labourers in Trinidad.


Kumar, Ruchir Joshi, Jeet Thayil and Hari Kunzru, were threatened with arrest for reading excerpts from Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, which is banned in India, at the 2012 Jaipur Literature Festival. In March 2013, Kumar collaborated with Teju Cole on a text-with-photographs entitled “Who’s Got the Address?”


As a journalist, Kumar has regularly authored articles for newspapers and magazines across the world such as New Statesman, The Nation, The Caravan, The Indian Express and The Hindu. In 2008, on Al Jazeera’s Riz Khan Show, Kumar was interviewed on the use of terror threats by governments to advance their own political agendas; the interview aired on the Al Jazeera English Network. In February 2011, Kumar interviewed Indian novelist Arundhati Roy for Guernica Magazine.


Kumar is the author of Husband of a Fanatic (The New Press, 2005 and Penguin-India, 2004), Bombay-London-New York (Routledge and Penguin-India, 2002), Passport Photos (University of California Press and Penguin-India, 2000), the book of poems No Tears for the N.R.I. (Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 1996), the novel Home Products (Picador-India, 2007 and as Nobody Does the Right Thing in 2009).


Amitava Kumar (born 17 March 1963) is an Indian writer and journalist who is Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College.

Kumar was born in the city of Arrah in the Indian state of Bihar on 17 March 1963. He grew up close to his birthplace in Patna, also in Bihar. There he spent his formative years at St Michael’s High School. In India, Kumar earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hindu College, Delhi University in 1984. He holds two master’s degrees in Linguistics and Literature from Delhi University (1986) and Syracuse University (1988) respectively. In 1993, he received his doctoral degree from the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. He lives with his family in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Real Name Amitava Kumar
Nickname Amitava
Profession Writer

Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

Age (2021) 58 Years
Birthplace Bihar
Date Of Birth 17 March 1963
Sunsign Cancer
Hometown Bihar
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Nationality British

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Amitava Kumar Net Worth

The Amitava Kumar Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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