Professor of English, Vassar
Amitava Kumar is an Indian writer and journalist who is Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College. Kumar is the author of \_Husband of a Fanatic\_ (2005), \_Bombay-London-New York\_ (2002), \_Passport Photos\_ (2000), the book of poems \_No Tears for the N.R.I.\_ (1996), the novel \_Home Products\_ (2007) and \_Nobody Does the Right Thing\_ (2009). Kumar's 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\_ (2010). \_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.