What could be sign of a long face off between two literary giants, both with homophonic names - Amitava and Amitav. Here's Amitava Kumar's vitriolic rejoinder to Amitav Ghosh's article criticising literary festivals.
As usual Amitava is unsparing and deliberately provocative. If memory serves me right, he had written similar criticisms -- being incommunicado, not encouraging new talent, etc. -- about Rushdie, too, some time ago.
Guess it's the season for literary spats. So let the show go on.