Fonds MG 138 - Aninda Chakravarti fonds

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Aninda Chakravarti fonds

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MG 138

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  • 1956-1994 (Creation)

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3 m of textual records, graphic material and microform

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Aninda Kumar Chakravarti was born in India on 3 December 1926. Her received his BA (1949) and MA (1953) from the University of Allahabad where he lectured from 1953-1960. In 1961 he received an MS from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD from the same institution in 1967. Dr. Chakravarti came to the U of S as an assistant professor in the Department of Geography in 1965 and was made full professor in 1976. He served as acting head of Geography (1977-1978) and chaired the department's Graduate Committee (1980-1983). Dr. Chakravarti received numerous awards and honours including a Fulbright Scholarship and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Geographers Asian Geography Specialty Group. In 1990, Dr. Chakravarti was invited by the Soviet Government to initiate cooperative research on droughts in the Canadian prairies and the Soviet plains. He retired in 1994 and was named Professor Emeritus.

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Donated by Aninda Chakravarti.

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This fonds contains reference material, correspondence, reports, manuscripts, maps and research data relating to Dr. Chakravarti's research, teaching, and administrative career. Included are correspondence relating to, and manuscripts of, many of Chakravarti's published articles. Dr. Chakravarti has published widely in the following fields: synoptic climatology; precipitation patterns, drought and dust storms on the Canadian prairies; and agricultural and foods problems in India. The administrative series contains material relating to the restructuring of the Geography graduate program in the 1980s and to the appointments made in the department. The teaching series includes lecture notes, exams and assignments, and student evaluations.

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