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Chatterjee, Upamanyu

Works: 15 works in 75 publications in 5 languages and 1,402 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Drama 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR9499.3.C4665, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Upamanyu Chatterjee
English, August : an Indian story by Upamanyu Chatterjee( Book )
29 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agastya Sen, the hero of English, August, is a child of the Indian elite. His father is the governor of Bengal. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. He himself has secured a position in the most prestigious and exclusive of Indian government agencies, the IAS. Agastya's first assignment is to the town of Madna, buried deep in the provinces. There he meets a range of eccentrics worthy of a novel by Evelyn Waugh. Agastya himself smokes a lot of pot and drinks a lot of beer, finds ingenious excuses to shirk work, loses himself in sexual fantasies about his boss's wife, and makes caustic asides to coworkers and friends. And yet he is as impatient with his own restlessness as he is with anything else. Agastya's effort to figure out a place in the world is faltering and fraught with comic missteps. Chatterjee's novel, an Indian Catcher in the Rye with a wild humor and lyricism that are all its own, is at once spiritual quest and a comic revue. It offers a glimpse an Indian reality that proves no less compelling than the magic realism of Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy
The last burden by Upamanyu Chatterjee( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om en indisk familie fra middelklassen, centreret om skildringen af den døende mor Urmila og hendes forhold til sønnen Jamun
Weight loss by Upamanyu Chatterjee( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Innocent and unremarkable, but for his near crippling obsession with sex and running, Bhola goes through life falling for the wrong people. When he marries and becomes a father, Bhola believes he has come close to achieving balance in his chaotic life. Until suddenly his past catches up with him and threatens to destroy his happiness
The mammaries of the welfare state by Upamanyu Chatterjee( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les après-midi d'un fonctionnaire très déjanté by Upamanyu Chatterjee( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman de société. Roman d'humour
Way to go by Upamanyu Chatterjee( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eighty-five and half paralysed, Shyamanand is on his deathbed when he goes missing. His apparent refusal to meet death in the expected way -- calm and accepting and lying down -- is a cause for great anguish to his son Jamun, who leads a life of quiet desperation, trying to balance feelings of despair and resignation since the suicide of his friend and neighbour Dr Mukherjee. After their father disappears, Jamun and his brother Burfi reconnect in their old home that builder Lobhesh Monga has his eyes on. In their quest to find out what happened to Shyamanand, they find a path out of desolation, even as TV executive Kasturi, Jamun's former lover and mother of his only child, is busy recycling the more melodramatic moments of Jamun's life for the blockbuster Hindi soap Cheers Zindagi."--Inner jacket flap
Agosto : una historia india by Upamanyu Chatterjee( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Split wide open ( Visual )
in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Kut Price, aka KP, sells tank water to the poor and Evian to the rich. Didi, his ten year old adopted sister, sells flowers on the streets waiting for a miracle to save her. Leela, a student, discovers the unspeakable secrets of her wealthy father. And Nandita, an expatriate recently arrived from London, hosts a hugely popular reality-TV show on which people confess the secrets of their sex lives"--Container
Anthology of contemporary Indian writing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program spotlights a diverse group of Indian writers invited to participate in a French literary festival. Featured authros include award-winning Bengali novelist and social activist, Mahasweta Devi; Kannada novelist U. R. Ananthamurthy, former president of the Sahitya Akademi; Hindu stylist Krishna Baldev Vaid; Malayalam writer, M. Mukundan; Marathi Dalit writer Narendra Jadhav; Hindi poet Udayan Vajpeyi; Gujarati memoirist and novelist Esther David. English language novelists Shashi Tharoor, Anita Rau Badami, Upamanyu Chatterjee, and Shauna Singh Baldwin; and the author-illustrator duo Anushka Ravishankar and Pulak Biswas
English, August ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Irreverent story of a watershed year in the life of a young and reluctant civil servant dispatched to Madna, the hottest small town in India
Indian writer Upamanyu Chatterjee reading from his two novels English, August and the last burden by Upamanyu Chatterjee( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mr. Chatterjee, an Indian novelist who writes in English, reads pages 10-16 from English, August published in 1988, and pages 237-244 from The last burden published in 1993
L'Inde un continent qui s'écrit ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Upamanyu Chatterjee.
Upamanyu Chatterjee 1959-....
English (65)
French (4)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
Hindi (1)