Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Birthday, Age, Family & Biography

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

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BIRTHDAY 24 February, 1942
BIRTH PLACE Kolkata , West Bengal
AGE (in 2018) 76 Years Old
HEIGHT in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 58 kg
in Pounds- 127.87 lbs
Last Updated on : February 23, 2018

More Professions : Scholar Writer Philosopher Translator

Birthday Countdown, Age and Birthday Facts

76 years, 0 month, 22 days old age Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak will turn 77 on 24 February, 2019. Only 11 months, 5 days, 14 hours, 34 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has celebrated the total number of 76 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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About   Edit

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is the great Scholar, Feminist critic, and Literary theorist who was born on February 24, 1942, in Calcutta, British Raj.


Currently, she is working as the University Professor of the reputed Columbia University. Here, she is actively participating as the founding member of the Comparative literature and Society. In fact, she is well recognized for her essay titled as Can the Subaltern Speak? Additionally, she is popular for translating and introducing De La grammatologie of Jacques Derrida. Later, in the year 2012, she received the honor named as Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy for fighting against the intellectual colonialism regarding the globalised world. Ultimately, she had proved to be the best educator and critical theorist. 
Consequently, in the year 2013, she earned the Padma Shri Award for her highest contribution given to the country. In her popular essay, she has mostly stressed upon the Sati practice. In the year 1994, her literary work on Imaginary maps was released. This book was mainly about the 3 stories’ introduction by Mahasweta Devi. Her other popular literary works include Breast Stories, Old Woman, Song For Kali: A Cycle, Chotti Munda & His Arrow, and much more. However, her upcoming literary work includes Red Thread. She proclaimed and familiarized the term – strategic essentialism in order to help the improvement in the purpose of Social Action. Her popular academic works include Other Asias in 2008, Readings in 2014, The Spivak Reader in 1995, Death of Discipline in 2003, and much more.     

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