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Amit Chaudhuri

Perfect Moments

Monday 28 August 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Like Proust, Amit Chaudhuri has perfected the art of the moment. So says Hilary Mantel. In Friend of My Youth, a novelist named Amit Chaudhuri visits his childhood home of Bombay. The city, reeling from the impact of the 2008 terrorist attacks, weighs...