Partha Chatterjee

No-17-CHR_Events_Visiting-lecturers-2013_Partha-Chatterjee_No-17Partha Chatterjee is a political theorist and historian at Columbia University, New York City. He studied at Presidency College in Calcutta, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He divides his time between Columbia University and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, where he was the Director from 1997 to 2007. He is the author of more than twenty books, monographs and edited volumes and is a founding member of the Subaltern Studies Collective. He was awarded the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize for 2009 for outstanding achievements in the field of Asian studies. Dr. Chatterjee is also a poet, playwright, and actor. In the Mira Nair film, The Namesake (2007), he played the role of “a reformed Hindoo.”