Amal has an MLitt from the University of Glasgow (Representations of India: 1740 - 1840), an MA from the University of Kent (Four Worlds of Rudyard Kipling) and a
BA (Hons), English from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He has taught and lectured at
numerous universities in the UK, the Netherlands and Portugal
He has written for a range of audiences, on a variety of subjects, has written plays and has published history, fiction and opinion pieces. His historical monograph, Representations of India (Macmillan, 1998), connects economic relationships, historical events and representations. His novel, Across the Lakes (Phoenix House UK, Penguin India, 1998) was shortlisted for India’s Crossword Prize. He was awarded a Scottish Arts Council Writing Bursary and shortlisted for a Creative Scotland Award. He teaches on the Creative Writing Masters at the University of Oxford as Senior Course Tutor and at the Paris Institute of Critical Thinking.