Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri

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Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri
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Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri
Born(1935-08-27)27 August 1935
Died19 December 2016(2016-12-19) (aged 81)
ResidenceIndia, England
AwardsFellow of the Royal Asiatic Society
Scientific career
FieldsPolitical Science, International Relations, South Asian Studies
InstitutionsInstitute of Commonwealth Studies
University of London

Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri, FRAS (1935–2016) was a political scientist, political historian and international relations expert.

He was a senior research fellow in international relations at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies,[1] University of London, United Kingdom, and an Emeritus Professor of Political Science at India's University Grants Commission. Earlier he taught at the universities of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati, London and Oxford.

Rai Chowdhuri was a prolific writer with primary interests in nuclear issues and South Asian Politics. He was a columnist at Project Syndicate, and Asia Times Online, besides many news dailies across the globe. He was also known for his books Nuclear Politics and Leftism in India among others.

His scholarship in South Asian Studies was honored in 2006 with the Fellowship of the Royal Asiatic Society, the UK's highest society in Asian studies.


  1. ^ "Current Fellows". Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011.