Chakravarti, Aninda, 1926- (Professor of Geography)

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Chakravarti, Aninda, 1926- (Professor of Geography)

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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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