Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Nirad Chandra Chaudhuri, CBE (23 November 1897 – 1 August 1999) was an Indian English-language writer. Chaudhuri authored numerous works in English and Bengali. His oeuvre provides a magisterial appraisal of the histories and cultures of India, especially in the context of British colonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. Chaudhuri is best known for The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, published in 1951. Over the course of his literary career, he received numerous accolades for his writing. In 1966, The Continent of Circe was awarded the Duff Cooper Memorial Award, making Chaudhuri the first and only Indian to date to be given the prize. The Sahitya Akademi, India's national ... more on Wikipedia

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