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Amitava Kumar

Amitava Kumar is a writer and journalist. He was born in Ara, India, and grew up in the nearby town of Patna, famous for its corruption, crushing poverty and delicious mangoes. Kumar is the author of the novels Immigrant, Montana and A Time Outside This Time, as well as several other books of non-fiction and fiction. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he is Professor of English and the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College.


Dear Editor

HEAT Series 3 Number 6

Dear editor, The problem isn’t that the young desire to do wrong but, often, their inability to separate right from wrong. This ability arrives only with a sense of consequences, which is linked to an idea of time. The young cannot imagine a time outside their time.

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