Veena Talwar Oldenburg

Veena Talwar Oldenburg

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Veena Talwar Oldenburg is Professor of History at Baruch College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is best known for her widely reviewed book on Dowry murder.

Oldenburg is a native of Lucknow, India. She has a bachelors degree from Loreto Convent College and an M.A. from the University of Lucknow. She has a second masters to from the University of Bridgeport which she earned shortly after immigrating to the United States in 1970 and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Oldernburg has previously taught at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.

She has authored a number of books on Indian history:
  • The Making of Colonial Lucknow, 1856-1877 Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1984.
  • Dowry murder : the imperial origins of a cultural crime : Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
    • Review, The American historical review. 112, no. 2, (2007): 484
    • Review, International Journal of Hindu Studies, 10, no. 1 (2006): 117-118
    • Review, Estudios de Asia y Africa. 40, no. 3, (2005): 709
    • Review, The Indian economic and social history review. 41, no. 4, (2004): 516
  • Lifestyle as resistance: the case of the courtesans of Lucknow.


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