- Professor, History
- Indian History, British Colonialism, Women's History
- Ph. D. University of Illinois
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.
Shaam e Avadh: Writings on Lucknow. Penguin Books, 2007.
Works in Progress:
Dowry Murders: Reinvestigating A Cultural Whodunit