Dr Rima Hooja
An archaeologist, historian, heritage consultant and writer, Dr Rima Hooja has a PhD from Cambridge University. She is currently Consultant Director at the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum City Palace Jaipur, Managing Trustee of the Jaipur Virasat Foundation; and Visiting Professor at Delhi's School of Planning & Architecture and Ahmedabad University. A former Member of India’s National Monuments Authority, and a 'Distinguished International Academician' of Minnesota University, she is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Dr Hooja has been Director Minnesota University’s MSID India Program for 12 years and also Faculty Director New York State Independent College Consortium for Study in India Program, in addition to holding other academic posts.
The author of 9 books, and recipient of the Publishers Recognition Award (2008), Dr Hooja has published nearly 100 academic papers and newspaper articles and is on several governing boards, committees and councils. Books by her include The Ahar Culture and Beyond (BAR Oxford 1988); Prince, Patriot, Parliamentarian (HarperCollins India 1997); Environment Degradation (Aalekh 1992); Crusader for Self-Rule (Rawat, 1999); Mandan’s ‘Devata-Murti-Prakarnam’ (Prakrit Bharat, 1999); A History of Rajasthan (Rupa & Co., 2006); Constructing Rajpootana-Rajasthan, (co-eds Rakesh Hooja and Rakshat Hooja), (Rawat 2009), Conserving Fortified Heritage (co-ed Shikha Jain), (Cambridge Scholars Press UK 2016), Rajasthani Stories Retold (Niyogi Books, 2017), and Rajasthan: A Concise History (Rupa & Co. 2018). Her latest books include the co-edited book Forts of Maharashtra (Aryan Books 2018), and Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior (Juggernaut Books, 2018). She also has various research papers, newspaper articles and conference presentations to her credit.
She cares for 60-70 cats at the 'Animal Care Trust' in Jaipur.
- Consultant Director, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum City Palace, Jaipur