Arjun Appadurai

1949 - Today

Arjun Appadurai

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.Arjun Appadurai was born in 1949 and raised in Bombay, India, and went to the United States where he obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. He was the former University of Chicago professor of anthropology and South Asian Languages and Civilizations, Humanities Dean of the University of Chicago, director of the city center and globalization at Yale University, he was a senior tutor at New College of the Global Initiative, and the Education and Human Development Studies professor at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arjun Appadurai has received more than 262,786 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 50th most popular anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Arjun Appadurai ranks 50 out of 64Before him are Birutė Galdikas, Richard Leakey, Fei Xiaotong, Michael Harner, Edmund Leach, and Robert Lowie. After him are George Murdock, Dmitry Anuchin, Ashley Montagu, Eric Wolf, Julio Caro Baroja, and Raymond Firth.

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Among people born in 1949, Arjun Appadurai ranks 281Before him are Kriengsak Kovitvanit, John Boehner, César Aira, Juan Manuel Asensi, Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, and Alfred Riedl. After him are David Cross, Odilo Scherer, Ivan Buljan, Jean Asselborn, Kiran Bedi, and Francisco Robles Ortega.

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Among people born in India, Arjun Appadurai ranks 376 out of 848Before him are Shakuntala Devi (1929), Satya Nadella (1967), Om Puri (1950), B. V. Doshi (1927), Brian Horrocks (1895), and Asima Chatterjee (1917). After him are Akshay Kumar (1967), Sanjay Dutt (1959), Hrithik Roshan (1974), Mulayam Singh Yadav (1939), Bhupen Hazarika (1926), and Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (1898).


Among anthropologists born in India, Arjun Appadurai ranks 1

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