Amitava Kumar, through his travelogue writing, Husband of a Fanatic, tried to find out the real barrier that inhibits the communities of people from having a harmonious and peaceful coexistence. Amitava Kumar had to face many predicaments on marrying a Pakistani Muslim woman. After these experiences, he travelled through different parts of India and Pakistan, to get a close look at the conditions of the minority and the majority segments in society. Besides gaining an understanding of the condition, the aim of the travel project was to establish a space for himself and his family. The book, Husband of a Fanatic can be considered not merely as a journey but as his way of self-discovery.
A. Babu and Aswathy Das K V., “Blending the Personal and the Political: A Re-visioning of the Ethnic and Secular in Husband of a Fanatic”, IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 5, p. 10, 2017.