Amitava is currently a Tagore National Fellow for Cultural Research, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. He was an recipient of Asia Fellowship from Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok under Ford Foundation International Scholar Exchange Programme. He is an active researcher on Asian contemporary art.
Amitava has contributed many important articles in various books and journals published by Sage India, Lalit Kala Academy, Beijing and Shenzhen University and Kala Bhavan. His latest book "Survey of Sino Indian Artistic Discourse - A 20th Century Framework" is now published.