Rima Hooja is currently a Member of the Government of India’s National Monuments Authority, Director of the MSID India Program of Minnesota University (USA), and Managing Trustee of the Jaipur Virasat Foundation. Dr. Rima Hooja is also a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland. She received a Ph.D in Archaeology from Cambridge University (UK), for her research on the Ahar Culture. She has held several academic and research positions, and has served on several committees, boards, trusts and councils, etc. She has published over 100 research papers, articles, book-reviews, reports, etc. Books written by Rima Hooja include Ahar Culture and Beyond (BAR, Oxford, 1988); Prince, Patriot, Parliamentarian: Biography of Dr. Karni Singh – Maharaja of Bikaner (HarperCollins India, 1997); Crusader for SelfRule: Tej Bahadur Sapru and the Indian National Movement (Rawat, 1999); Mandan’s “DevataMurti-Prakarnam” (Prakrit Bharati, 1999); History of Rajasthan (Rupa & Co., 2006), and the coedited Constructing Rajpootana-Rajasthan (Rawat, 2009).
Dr. Rima Hooja Centre for Heritage Management Ahmedabad