Sanjoy Chakravorty

I am professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University and Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania.  My recent research has focused on two broad themes—empirical work on India and theoretical work on inequality and epistemology.  I also write fiction.  I am working on the manuscript of The Truth About India: The Simplification of Social Reality from Manu to Modi and two edited collections (one on Delhi, the other on land).  

I was department chair in 2005-10.  During this time the department got its doctoral program and undergraduate major in Environmental Studies.

A list of my publications is here.


The Other One Percent: Indians in America. 2016. A comprehensive study of the selection and assimilation of Indian immigrants in the US.
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The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence. 2013. A study of land acquisition and conflicts in the context of state policies and land markets in India. Shortlisted for the Crossword Prize.
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The Promoter. 2015. A novel. A satire set in the aspirational class of contemporary Kolkata and its housing industry.
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Fragments of Inequality: Social, Spatial, and Evolutionary Analyses of Income Distribution. 2006. A work on income distribution theory
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Made in India: The Economic Geography and Political Economy of Industrialization. 2007. Analyzes the spatial structure of Indian industry.








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