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.[citation needed] Chatterjee received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2009[1] for his contributions to academia.


He completed his BA (Hons.) in Political Science at Presidency College, Calcutta and Ph.D. in the same subject at the University of Rochester.[citation needed]


He was the Professor of Political Science and served as a Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta[citation needed] and is currently a Professor (Honourary) of the CSSSC and Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Columbia University in New York.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]



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

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