Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

1942 - Today

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (born 24 February 1942) is an Indian scholar, literary theorist, and feminist critic. She is a University Professor at Columbia University and a founding member of the establishment's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.Considered one of the most influential postcolonial intellectuals, Spivak is best known for her essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?" and for her translation of and introduction to Jacques Derrida's De la grammatologie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has received more than 849,109 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is the 1,875th most popular writer (up from 2,215th in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from India (up from 217th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ranks 1,875 out of 5,794Before her are Jean-Jacques Ampère, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Juvencus, Sergei Dovlatov, Morgan Robertson, and Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire. After her are Vazha-Pshavela, Jean Bolland, Juan Goytisolo, Christian Jacq, John Kennedy Toole, and Johann Jakob Bodmer.

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Among people born in 1942, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ranks 154Before her are Frank Zane, Piers Courage, Bill Conti, Rupert Sheldrake, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, and Michel Fourniret. After her are Christopher A. Sims, Silvia Federici, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Gemma Jones, Robert F. Engle, and Martin Rees.

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In India

Among people born in India, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ranks 190 out of 1,227Before her are Lakshmi Mittal (1950), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Tansen (1493), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), Amrish Puri (1932), and Guru Angad (1504). After her are Birbal (1528), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Mariam-uz-Zamani (1542), Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1908), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Khaleda Zia (1945).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ranks 32Before her are Surdas (1478), Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), Anna Leonowens (1831), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642), and Bharata Muni (-1000). After her are Mahadevi Varma (1907), Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1908), Subramania Bharati (1882), Idries Shah (1924), Jim Corbett (1875), and Mir Taqi Mir (1723).