Arjun Appadurai

1949 - Today

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Arjun Appadurai (born 1949) is an Indian-American anthropologist recognized as a major theorist in globalization studies. In his anthropological work, he discusses the importance of the modernity of nation states and globalization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arjun Appadurai has received more than 323,678 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Arjun Appadurai is the 49th most popular anthropologist (up from 50th in 2019), the 396th most popular biography from India (down from 373rd in 2019) and the most popular Indian Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Arjun Appadurai ranks 49 out of 69Before him are Birutė Galdikas, Gilberto Freyre, Johann Carl Fuhlrott, Edmund Leach, Richard Leakey, and Andrey Korotayev. After him are George Murdock, Fei Xiaotong, Michael Harner, Robert Lowie, Ashley Montagu, and Julio Caro Baroja.

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Among people born in 1949, Arjun Appadurai ranks 256Before him are Rick Springfield, Bertalan Farkas, Valeriu Muravschi, Dusty Hill, Bruno Kirby, and Guillaume Faye. After him are Pierre Buyoya, Ibrahim Mahlab, Hamadi Jebali, Jean-Michel Aulas, Jessica Harper, and Åse Kleveland.

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In India

Among people born in India, Arjun Appadurai ranks 396 out of 1,227Before him are Nutan (1936), Priyanka Chopra (1982), John Shepherd-Barron (1925), Balaji Baji Rao (1720), Ivan Dias (1936), and Jackie Shroff (1957). After him are Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892), Aruna Asaf Ali (1909), Hrithik Roshan (1974), Pingali Venkayya (1876), Vijay (1974), and U. R. Ananthamurthy (1932).


Among anthropologists born in India, Arjun Appadurai ranks 1