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PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru
History of South Asia, 1500 to the present
Women in South Asian history, 1500 to the present
Religion, State and Society in South Asia
Islam and Muslims in modern South Asia
South Asia, Islam
Hub(s): Culture & Society, Gender, Knowledge
Research Interests: Early modern South Asia; religion and caste in early modern Rajasthan; colonialism and modernity; gender history.
Current Research: Religion and caste in early modern Rajasthan
The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen: Heroic Pasts in Indian History c. 1500-1900. Permanent Black (New Delhi) and University of Washington Press, 2007.
The 'marriage' of hindu and turak: Medieval Rajput histories of Jalor." Medieval History Journal, Spring 2004.
“Alauddin Khalji Remembered: Conquest and Gender in Medieval Rajput Narratives.” Studies in History, 2002. Special issue on Gender in History, ed. Kumkum Roy and Tanika Sarkar
Articles in edited volumes :
"Drudges, Dancing-girls, Concubines: Female Slaves in Rajput
Polity, 1500-1850". In Indrani Chatterjee and Richard Eaton,
eds. Slavery and South Asian History, Indiana University
"Genre, Politics, History:
Urdu Traditions of Padmini." In Kathryn Hansen and David
Lelyveld, eds. A Wilderness of Possibilities: Urdu Studies in Transnational
Perspective. Oxford University Press, 2005.
"Honoring the family: narratives
and politics of Rajput kinship in pre-modern Rajasthan."
In Indrani Chatterjee, ed. Unfamiliar Relations: Family and History
in South Asia. Permanent Black (New Delhi) and Rutgers
University Press, 2004.
“Palace Life.” In Anna Jackson and Amin Jaffer, eds. Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts. Victoria and Albert Museum (London), forthcoming (Fall 2009).
“Sati.” Encyclopedia of Women in World History. General Editor Bonnie Smith. Oxford University Press, 2008, vol. 3, pp. 639-640
Awards, affiliations, et cetera:
2009: The Ananda Coomaraswamy Prize awarded by the Association for Asian Studies for the best book in South Asian Studies.
2009-2010: Annual Research Grant, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo Law School
2009-2011: Chairperson, South Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies
Law and Religion Program, University at Buffalo Law School