Afternoon Raag

Pages: 192
Imprint: Oneworld

Afternoon Raag

Amit Chaudhuri

Winner of the Encore Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction

The Book

Described as a ‘felicitous prose poem', Afternoon Raag is the account of a young Bengali man who is studying at Oxford University and caught in complicated love triangle. His loneliness and melancholy sharpen his memories of home, which come back to haunt him in vivid, sensory detail. Intensely moving, superbly written, Afternoon Raag is a perfect miniature of a novel about arrivals and departures, new worlds and old homes.

Additional Information

Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, is a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded critic. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. He has contributed fiction, poetry and reviews to numerous publications including the Guardian, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, New Yorker and Granta Magazine. Amit lives in Calcutta and Norwich.


'Chaudhuri has, like Proust, perfected the art of the moment [and written] masterpieces of intimate observation.'

- New York Review of Books

'This immensely subtle novel both estranges and gently strokes the surface of English and Indian life. I know of nothing in English fiction that begins to resemble it.'

- Tom Paulin

‘Those who are always acclaiming the "poetic prose" of Ondaatje would do well to study Chaudhuri'



- Guardian

‘An extraordinary achievement.'


- Sunday Times

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