Frances Taft (Washington, DC)
updated: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 06:25:03 -0500
1105 D St. SE
Washington, DC 20003 USA
Description of work:
Research interests: history of the Rajput states in the Mughal period;
thakur-ruler relationships in the 19th century; modernization of the
Rajput States in the 19th century; Rajput marriage patterns
Forthcoming. 'Rajput Modernisation: The Role of Mayo College.'
Forthcoming in the Mayo College magazine.
2003 'Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan' in Surjit Singh and Varsha Joshi
(eds.), Institutions and Social Change. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.
2002 'The Elusive Historical Mirabai: A Note,' in Lawrence A. Babb et al.
(eds.), Multiple Histories Culture and Society in the Study of Rajasthan.
Jaipur: Rawat Publications. (An earlier version was presented at the
International Conference on Mirabai, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Jan. 4-7, 2001.)
2000 [editor] From Purdah to the People by Rani Laxmi Kumari Chundawat.
Jaipur: Rawat Publications.
1999 'The Origins of the Shekhavat Thikanas of Jaipur' in N.K. Singhi and
Rajendra Joshi (eds.), Religion, Ritual and Royalty. Jaipur: Rawat
1999 (with D.S.L. Devra) 'The Thikanas of Rajputana: Some Insights from
Ravatsar Thikana of Bikaner' in N.K. Singhi and Rajendra Joshi (eds.),
Religion, Ritual and Royalty. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.
1995 'Rajas and Thakurs in Rajputana: The Case of Bikaner' in N. K. Singhi
and Rajendra Joshi (eds.), Folk, Faith & Feudalism. Jaipur: Rawat
1994 'Honor and Alliance: reconsidering Mughal-Rajput Marriages' in Karine
Schomer et al. (eds.), The Idea of Rajasthan Vol. II. New Delhi: Manohar
Publishers & Distributors.
1973 'Royal Marriages in Rajasthan.' Contributions to Indian Sociology