Biography of Gayatri Chakraborty Spike
Name: Gayatri Chakraborty Spike
Date of Birth : 24 February 1942
Location: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Occupation: Literary Theorist
Gayatri Chakraborty Spike was born on 24 February 1942 in Calcutta to Paras Chandra and Seoni Chakraborty. Spike’s great-grandfather Pratapchandra Majumdar was Sri Ramakrishna’s doctor. After completing her secondary education at St. John’s Diocesan Girls’ Higher Secondary School, attended Presidency College Kolkata under the University of Calcutta. From where he graduated in 1959.
Spike is an Indian scholarly literary theorist and feminist critic. He is a University Professor at Columbia University and a founding member of the Establishment Institute for Computational Literature and Society. Considered one of the most influential postcolonial intellectuals.
Spike in his essay Can the Subaltern Speak? Known for | He translated such works of Mahasweta Devi into English in the form of fictional maps and story stories. After graduating in 1959, he got employment as an English tutor for forty hours a week.
In 1969-64, as a research student under the supervision of Professor TR Henn, he wrote at Girton College Cambridge on the representation of the stages of development in the poem by William Butler Yeatrus. In the summer of 1963, he presented a course on Yeatus and the Theme of Death at the Yeats Samyer School in Sligo, Ireland.
In the fall of 1965, Spike became an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Iowa. In 1974, Spike founded the NFA in Translation at the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa. The following year, she became program director in comparative literature and was promoted to full professor.
In 1978 she was the National Humanities Professor at the University of Chicago. In 1986, she became the first Mellon Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1991 she was a member of the Faculty of Humanities at Columbia University as the Avalon Foundation Professor. Where in 2007 he was made University Professor in Humanities.
Awards and Honors:
- In 2012, he has become the only Indian recipient of the Mekyoto Prize in the category of Arts and Philosophy.
- In 1997, he received the award for translation in English from the Sahitya Akademi National Sahitya Akademi in India.
- In 2013, he received the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian honor given by the Republic of India.
- Myselfmusta Me Remake the Life and Poetry of WB Yeats 1974|
- Grammatology 1976.
- In Other World’s Essays in Cultural Politics 1987.
- Spike, Gayatri Chakraborty 1988.
- Colonial Criticism Interview Mathematics Dialogue 199.