PhD from Centre of Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Lecturer in History, Government Girls PG College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan.
Tanuja Kothiyal has explored identity formation in relation to circulation of people, cattle, commodities, ideas and traditions in the Thar Desert between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries. She has been interested in studying shifts in regional formations and questions of authority and sovereignty in the borderlands. She is currently working on her second book, which engages with contours of history writing in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Rajputana, addressing questions of constructions of historical consciousness and archives.
As part of her research, Tanuja Kothiyal has been engaging with the oral archive in the form of oral narrative traditions in the Thar desert. Through this engagement she has been trying to map region formations along with the circulation of narratives and their performative structures.
Masters Program in History:
Research Seminar Course
MPhil Taught Courses
Fellowship at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, 2014-16.