The History of Thar: Environment, Culture & Society
Duration of Fellowship:
Dec 2017 to Nov 2018
Manisha Choudhary teaches at Department of History, University of Delhi as an Assistant Professor in the History of Medieval India and specializes in History of Rajasthan. She has acquired her Degree of Bachelors from Miranda House (University of Delhi) and pursued M. Phil and Ph. D Degrees from University of Delhi. She has working knowledge of Urdu and Persian. The various aspects of Banjara community and their contributions in medieval history have been explored extensively in her M. Phil Dissertation, which is in press. Her Doctoral thesis is pertaining to the History of Rajasthan that highlights the civilizing process and history of mannerism in the state of Jaipur during the eighteenth century. Much of her works are based on the archival documents written in vernacular Dhundhari. She has written and lectured extensively on economic, cultural, social and Environmental History. She has participated in numerous National and International Seminars and Symposiums and some of her presentations have been publications. Many of the administrative assignments have been successfully completed by her. She is member of a few editorial teams. Various national laurels in academics and extra-circular activities adorn her. Recently, she has completed her project titled “The depiction of multi-faceted lifestyles in the bhiti-chitrakari of Setho ka Ramgarh and Nawalgarh havelis: A study into popular knowledge system and role of traders” funded by Research and Development Grant awarded by University of Delhi. Presently, she is a fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla.