Associate Professor — PhD, 1988, University of Wisconsin at Madison
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Social and cultural history of medieval and early modern India (ca. 1000-1750); historiography and historical memories, Hindu-Muslim relations.
Various courses on the history of India to 1750; also world history to 1500.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2008-2009 & 1992-93
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2007-2008
Institute for Advanced Study Membership, 2007-2008
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2000-2001
American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Short-Term Grant, 1999
Professor Talbot is the author of Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra (2001); co-author, with Catherine B. Asher (University of Minnesota), of India Before Europe (2006); and editor of Knowing India: Colonial and Modern Constructions of the Past (2011). She is currently working on a book on historical traditions relating to the twelfth-century Indian king Prithviraj Chauhan.
EDITED BOOK. Knowing India: Colonial and Modern Constructions of the Past. Delhi: Yoda Press, 2011. (edited volume)
BOOK. India Before Europe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006. (co-authored with Catherine Asher)
BOOK. Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra. NY: Oxford University Press, 2001.
"Contesting Knowledges in Colonial India: The Question of Prithviraj Raso's Historicity," in Knowing India: Colonial and Modern Constructions of the Past, ed. Cynthia Talbot (Delhi: Yoda Press, 2011), pp. 171-212.
“The Society of Kakatiya Andhra,” in Rethinking Early Medieval India: A Reader, ed. Upinder Singh (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 166-88. (reprint of a chapter from Precolonial India in Practice)
"Becoming Turk the Rajput Way: Conversion and Identity in an Indian Warrior Narrative," Modern Asian Studies, 43. 1 (Jan. 2009): 211-243.
"Recovering the Heroic History of Rajasthan: James Tod and the Prithviraj Raso," in James Tod's Rajasthan: The Historian and His Collections, edi. Giles Tillotson (Mumbai: Marg Publications, 2007), pp. 98-109.
"The Mewar Court's Construction of History," in The Kingdom of the Sun: Indian Court and Village Art from the Princely State of Mewar, ed. Joanna Williams (San Francisco: Asian Art Museum, 2007), pp. 12-33.