Padma Shri Award
23 April 2013
Christopher Pinney, Professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture at UCL has been awarded the Padma Shri on the occasion of Republic Day by the Government of India.
Professor Pinney was given the award under the category of
Literature and Education, for his distinguished service in the field. Non-citizens of India are very rarely given the Padma
Shri, and Professor Pinney was one of three persons of non-Indian origin to
receive the award this year.
The award was presented by the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan on
20th April 2013. More details can be found at: http://presidentofindia.nic.in/pr200413-2.html