Independent Scholar & Researcher
Giles Tillotson was educated at Trinity College Cambridge, and was elected a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge (1986-90). He taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he became Reader in History of Art, and Chair of Art & Archaeology. He is also a Fellow (and former Director) of the Royal Asiatic Society, London. His areas of expertise include: the history and architecture of the Rajput courts of Rajasthan, Mughal cities of Delhi and Agra; Indian architecture during British rule and after Independence.
Major publications include The Rajput Palaces: The Development of an Architectural Style, 1450-1750, The Tradition of Indian Architecture: Continuity, Controversy and Change since 1850 and Building Jaipur: The Making of an Indian City, Jaipur City Palace both co-authored with Vibhuti Sachdev. He has edited major volumes for MARG including James Tod’s Rajasthan: The Historian and His Collections and Stones in the Sand: The Architecture of Rajasthan.