Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World
Amitava Kumar is Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College. He is the author of A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, and Nobody Does the Right Thing, all also published by Duke University Press.
Conversation with Arundhati Roy
This chapter presents an extended interview with the writer and political activist Arundhati Roy. Touching on a variety of topics, from her discovery of language to her sense that the Indian elite has seceded into outer space, Roy maps the morality of being a writer in a world divided by divisive ideologies.