UCL Urban Laboratory


Amit Chaudhuri to mark launch of Cities Imaginaries with lecture on 'The New Provinces'

8 October 2014

Amit Chaudhuri will host a lecture at UCL to mark the Department of English's City Centre joining the Urban Lab's Cities Imaginaries programme.

Amit Chaurduri

Internationally renowned for his critical take on contemporary India and an increasingly connected world, the Indian English author and UCL alumni, will give a lecture entitled 'The New Provinces: a writer's changing relationship to the ordinary in the time of globalisation'. 

Chaudhuri's first book, A Strange and Sublime Address (1991), a novella and a number of short stories, won the Betty Trask Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, Best First Book) and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. Since then, he has written a number of critically acclaimed publications, including The Immortals (2009), Calcutta: Two Years in the City (2013) and his most recent book Odysseus Abroad (2014). In 2002, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, India's highest literary honor, for his novel A New World. He is currently Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia.

The launch of Cities Imaginaries culminates with Urban Lab's exhibition and events programme, Cities Methodologies.

You can find more out about the lecture on the event page.