Partha Chatterjee biography and facts


Partha Chatterjee (born 1947) is a Subaltern Studies and Postcolonial scholar. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar, with special emphasis on political science, anthropology and history. Chatterjee received Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2009 for his contributions in Academics. He completed a B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science at Presidency College of the University of Calcutta and a Ph.D. at the University of Rochester. 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. He has published books of essays in Bengali and is a well-known playwright and actor on the Calcutta stage. He appeared in the 2007 Mira Nair film, The Namesake, based upon the novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. He is credited as a 'Reformed Hindu' in the film. Chatterjee has been criticized by several Dalit scholars in India and overseas for ignoring the caste question and eliding it under  ( Wikipedia )


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Columbia University


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University of Calcutta
Presidency College, Kolkata
University of Rochester

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