The Ruins of Carthage: A Short Story Reading with Amit Ranjan
From Group OIA Events
Hear this short story of love across borders read by the author, then join in the discussion.
This story was published in The Equator Line Journal, Vol 21, Oct-Dec 2017, New Delhi and The Banyan and Her Roots, short story collection edited by Jad Adams. (Palimpsest, Jun 2020)
Amit Ranjan is Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Florida International University (FIU) for 2021-22. He has a PhD, MPhil, and MA from JNU, Delhi; and a BA(Hons) in English from St. Stephen’s Collge, Delhi. His latest book about John Lang, a 19th century Australian writer, lawyer and journalist throws new light at British empire vis-à-vis characters of interlopers like the protagonist of the work.
Amit was a Fulbright scholar previously as well, in 2019, and in 2015-16, also at FIU. He has also been a recipient of Endeavour Fellowship of Australia, as also the Inlaks Research Grant, courtesy of which he was a Visiting Fellow at UNSW, Sydney in 2010. He was also delegate at Australia India Youth Dialogue, 2015; and a writer-in-residence at Sangam House Writers’ residency, 2010. He also held the honorary position of Australia Awards Ambassador for four years. He has taught literature at institutions like St. Stephen’s, Miranda House, JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia, and FIU.
Amit’s poems, short stories, and essays have been published in various journals like La Zaporogue, Anti Serious, Cold Noon, Muse India, The Equator Line, Joao Roque etc. Amit also has written four plays. His poetry collection Find Me Leonard Cohen, I am Almost Thirty(2018) has received very good reviews. In an earlier avatar, Ranjan was also a journalist hunting for uncanny stories of Delhi. Given his hunt for symmetries amongst cemeteries, he’s also been a walk leader in Delhi, as a pastime. Upcoming publications include a non-fiction work on Dara Shikoh; another collection of poems; and an academic work about colonial writers. Currently, he is also an Assistant Professor of English NCERT, New Delhi.