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Anand Kumar (sociologist)

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Education  M.A., M.Phil, PhD
Party  Aam Aadmi Party
Role  Professor
Name  Anand Kumar

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Books  Understanding Globalisation and Emerging India
Alma mater  Banaras Hindu University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, University of Chicago
Similar People  Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Manish Sisodia, Dharamvir Gandhi, Adarsh Shastri

Organizations founded  Aam Aadmi Party

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Anand Kumar is a retired professor of sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, an ex-member of the Aam Aadmi Party, he contested for Lok Sabha (India's lower house of parliament) from the North East Delhi parliamentary constituency in the Indian general election, 2014 but lost to BJP candidate Manoj Tiwari.


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Academic career

Kumar received an MA in Sociology at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, 1972; an MPhil. in Sociology at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 1975; and a PhD in Sociology at the University of Chicago, 1986. He was a Lecturer in Sociology at BHU from 1979 to 1989, an Associate Professor of Sociology at JNU from 1990 to 1998, and has been a Professor of Sociology at JNU since 1998.Also taught as India Chair in Germany (Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg), GSP Scholar at Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany), He was Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Tufts University from January to May 2013. International Faculty at Innsbruck University (Austria), GSP faculty at FLACSO ( Buenos Aires, Argentina), Visiting professor at NEHU (Shillong) and Kashmir University ( Srinagar).

Political career

Kumar was a National Executive Committee member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He contested on AAP ticket the Indian Lok Sabha elections of 2014 from the North East Delhi parliamentary constituency and came 2nd. Later on he was expelled from AAP for "Anti-Party activities" than finally along with Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Ajit Jha formed a new political organization called Swaraj Abhiyan and currently is a National convenor of Swaraj Abhiyan.


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