21st Century Bihari authors of English Literature-1
Bihar has been the home of some of the great writers and poets since ancient times including Chanakya who wrote Arthashatra, Vatsayayana who wrote Kamasutra and Aryabhatta, the author of Aryabhatiya were all from Bihar. (Chanakya, though, was born in Taxila, in modern day Pakistan but was instrumental in the creation of the great Mauryan empire).
Over the centuries, Vidyapati (Maithili poet), Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Baba Nagarjun (both eminent Hindi writers) from Bihar have richly contributed to the Indian literature.
In the 21st century as well, Bihari writers continue to carve a niche for themselves and are known globally for their literary works. In this series we profile these Bihari authors of English literature who truly keep the Bihar flag flying high in literary field across the globe.
Amitava Kumar (born in March 1963) is from Arrah, Bihar. He grew up in Patna, where he spent his formative years at St Michael’s High School. He studied at Hindu College, Delhi University, Syracuse University and the University of Minnesota. Presently he is Professor of English at Vassar College, New York.
- The Eminent Bihari English Writers of the 21st Century – Part 2
- The Eminent Bihari English Writers of the 21st Century – Part 3
- The Eminent Bihari English Writers of the 21st Century – Part 4