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Veena Talwar Oldenburg
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College|Graduate Center
Phone: 646-312-4330
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D. University of Illinois
Research Interests: Indian History, British Colonialism, Women's History

Selected Publications

Dowry Murder: The Imperial Origins of a Cultural Crime. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002; Penguin Books, Revised Edition, 2010.

The Making of Colonial Lucknow, 1856--1877 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984)


"The Roop Kanwar Case" and "The Continuing Invention of the Sati Tradition" in John St. Howley, Sati: The Blessing and the Curse (NY: Oxford University Press, 1994).

"Lifestyle as Resistance: The Case of the Courtesans of Lucknow," Feminist Studies, Summer 1990.

Edited Work:

Shaam e Avadh: Writings on Lucknow. Penguin Books, 2007.

Works in Progress:

Dowry Murders: Reinvestigating A Cultural Whodunit