Partha Chatterjee (scholar)

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Partha Chatterjee (born 1947) is an Indian scholar belonging to the subaltern studies and postcolonial schools. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar, with special emphasis on political science, anthropology and history. Chatterjee received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2009[1] for his contributions to academia.



He is honorary professor of Political Science and was the Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and is currently a Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Columbia University in New York. He was a Founder-Member of the Subaltern Studies Collective. He is a Joint-editor of Baromash, a biannual Bengali literary journal published from Calcutta. In addition to numerous books in English, he has published books of essays in Bengali.


  • 1986. Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World. London: Zed Books.
  • 1997. The Present History of West Bengal. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.


  1. ^ "Past Laureates: Fukuoka Prize". Fukuoka. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Amiya Bagchi
Director of the CSSSC
Succeeded by
Sugata Marjit