Partha Chatterjee (scholar)

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Partha Chatterjee (b. November 5, 1947[1]) is an Indian political theorist and historian.[2] He was the director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta from 1997 to 2007 and continues as an honorary professor of political science.[3] He is also a professor of anthropology and South Asian studies at Columbia University and a member of the Subaltern Studies Collective.[2]

Chatterjee received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2009[4]


He completed a BA in Political Science in 1967 at Presidency College, Calcutta followed by an M.A (1970) and a Ph.D. (1972) in the same subject from the University of Rochester.[1][5]


He was the Professor of Political Science and served as a Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and is currently a Professor (Honorary) of the CSSSC and Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Columbia University in New York.[3] He was a Founder-Member of the Subaltern Studies Collective.[2]

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.[citation needed]



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  1. ^ a b Chatterjee, Partha. "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Faculty page: Partha Chatterjee". Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Centre for Social Sciences, Calcutta". Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Past Laureates: Fukuoka Prize". Fukuoka. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Wheeler, William. "Presidential Lectures: Partha Chatterjee". Retrieved 5 June 2017. 

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