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Remembering Partha Nath Mukherji

The great sociologist, Partha Nath Mukherjee, is fondly remembered for his eminent contributions to sociology ranging from indigenisation to social change as well as crystallised nation states.


The earlier version of this article was presented at the commemorative meeting held in the memory of Partha Nath Mukherji on 14 March 2021 organised by Policy Perspectives Foundation, New Delhi.

Partha Nath Mukherji, one of the eminent sociologists of the country, former director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and past president of the Indian Sociological Society, died on 12 February 2021 at the age of 81. His death brought to a close the career of one of the giants of his generation and a significant participant of over half a century history of Indian sociology.

Mukherji’s distinguished teaching career included periods of service at Patna University 1963–70, University of Delhi 1970–72, Jawaharlal Nehru University 1972–79, and the Indian Statistical Institute 1980–96. He was a much sought after academic given his talents, scholarly vision, and above, all professional integrity. He was offered the director’s position of the Tata Institute of Sciences, Mumbai in 1996 and of the Council for Social Deve­lopment, New Delhi in 1999 to 2001. He also served as the secretary and the president of the Indian Sociological Society. Towards the last phase of his career, he was associated with the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi as its S K Dey Chair Professor and subsequently as Professor Emeritus.

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Updated On : 17th Apr, 2021
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