Contemporary South Asia

(The median citation count of Contemporary South Asia is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-12-01 to 2023-12-01.)
Digital inclusion challenges in Bangladesh: the case of the National ICT Policy31
The politics of vishwas: political mobilization in the 2019 national election25
A new party system or a new political system?21
The BJP’s 2019 election campaign: not business as usual15
Exposure of mobile phones and mass media in maternal health services use in developing nations: evidence from Urban Health Survey 2013 of Bangladesh12
Communal realignment and support for the BJP, 2009–201911
The hydro-social dynamics of exclusion and water insecurity of Dalits in peri-urban Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: fluid yet unchanging10
Buddha and Nilima: the city after communism9
The reconfiguration of India’s political elite: profiling the 17th Lok Sabha8
Women candidates, women voters, and the gender politics of India’s 2019 parliamentary election8
Public sector employment, class mobility, and differentiation in a tribal coal mining village in India8
The specter of hate and intolerance: sectarian-jihadi nexus and the persecution of Hazara Shia community in Pakistan7
Understanding the decline of regional party power in the 2019 national election and beyond6
Whose border is it anyway? Control, contestation, and confluence in Indo-Myanmar borderlands5
Claiming crisis: narratives of tension and insurance in rural India5
Students, movements, and the threat to authoritarianism in Bangladesh5
Marginal gains: borderland dynamics, political settlements, and shifting centre-periphery relations in post-war Nepal4
Women’s struggles over religion and citizenship in contemporary India4
‘New’ terrains of precarity – gig work in India4
Transnational land and property disputes: the British-Bangladeshi experience4
Pakistan caught between Iran and Saudi Arabia4
The caste question in West Bengal politics: continuing inconsequentiality or rising relevance?3
Introduction: Calcutta characters3
A permanent cordon sanitaire: intra-village spatial segregation and social distance in India3
The prospects of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): the importance of understanding western China2
Muslim Woman/Muslim women: lived experiences beyond religion and gender in South Asia and its diasporas2
Gendering the everyday state: Muslim women, claim-making & brokerage in India2
Ayodhya 2.0 in Banaras? Judicial discourses and rituals of place in the making of Hindu majoritarianism2
Migration, patriarchy and ‘modern’ Islam: views from left behind wives in rural northern Bangladesh2
Joyraj and Debanuj: queer(y)ing the city2
The Indian military and environmental affairs: an analysis through the lens of military change2
Relational approaches to poverty in rural India: social, ecological and technical dynamics2
Living religions across transnational spaces: experiences of South Asian American Hindu and Muslim women2
Gift of a temple: socio-economic and cultural changes around diasporic engagement in Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka2
‘Give me the space to live’: trauma, casted land and the search for restitution among the Meghwal survivors of the Dangawas massacre2
Securing health care within a ‘magical’ state: the construction of eligibility in India2
Social mobility and politicisation of caste among the Rayeens of Uttar Pradesh2
Dr. John Matthai (1886–1959): between ‘Bombay Plan’ and ‘Planning Commission’2
Managing mobility: commuting domestic workers, mobile phones, and women’s ‘honour’ in Kolkata2
Courting agency: gender and divorce in an English sharia council1
The changing shape of the Indian recorded music industry in the age of platformisation1
After compliance in India and beyond: a theory of implementation dilemmas and comparative institutional analysis1
Capsizing the gaze: gender non-conforming communities as monitorial citizens1
The shape of the Sangh: rethinking Hindu nationalist organisational ties1
A study of risk perception of radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure from mobile phones and base stations in India1
The political life of Muslim caste: articulations and frictions within a Pasmanda identity1
Women and South Asian Hinduism and Islam: in the subcontinent and the diaspora1
Anjuman, jami‘at, and association: what Sayyid organizations tell us about associational forms among Muslim caste groups1
Social media as online archives: inserting religious identities within educational spaces in India1
Institutional initiatives towards expanding democracy: the Election Commission of India and electoral mobilisation1
After cyclone Aila: politics of climate change in Sundarbans1
Organising the Sheikh sanitation workers in Srinagar: from the politics of dignity to Pasmanda activism?1
A song for Jains or a song for India: contesting narratives during the COVID-19 crisis1
Thana-katcheri politics1
India and maritime governance in the Indian ocean: the impact of geopolitics on India’s involvement in maritime governance1
Thief plates: the mediation of extortion in the rickshaw business in Dhaka, Bangladesh1
Rural decentralization and infant mortality among select Indian states: a preliminary analysis1
Kinship as a ‘public fiction’. Substance and emptiness in South Indian inter-caste and inter-religious families1
Poetics and politics of post-partition cultural memories in Kamila Shamsie’sKartography1
Networks, space and belonging: the Marwaris in Manipur1
Marketing affect: mapping the centredness of the election campaign through a comparison of party strategies in the Delhi assembly elections1
Afterword: questions for the study of Muslim castes and anti-caste Islam1
‘A mobile phone is like a friendship. It depends from person to person how it is used': mobile phone relationships among low-income women in urban Bangladesh1
The village revisited1
Policy for cultural and creative industries in India: the issue of regulation through digital policy1
Why Muslims join the Muslim wing of the RSS1
Producing multiple ‘others’: spatial upheaval and Hindutva politics in urban India1
Shyamoli and the unknown male: the city’s violent margins1
Kinship as fiction: exploring the dynamism of intimate relationships in South Asia1
When pastoralists urbanize: Intersecting spatiotemporalities of small town Himalaya1
Seeking certainty, security and spirituality: religious conditioning and everyday aspirations amongst female university students in Bangladesh1
The dynamic of stepwise migrations of Nepalese high-skilled migrants via the Middle East1
Asserting caste? Bhishti sanitation workers and Muslim caste associations in Jaipur1
Pakistan’s grand strategy: the poverty of imagination1
Old imaginaries in a new frame: the politics of Bollywood’s ‘social problem films’ on Kashmir1
Reimagining familial relationships: intimate networks and kinship practices in Odisha, India1
Caste and two types of status. Comparing Dumont and Weber for studies of caste today1
The Ayodhya case, freedom of religion, and the making of modernist ‘Hinduism’1
Identifying ‘authorized users’, identifying kin: negotiating relational worlds through Geographical Indications registration1
Where does hybridity originate? Interfacing between local and international actors in Sri Lankan postconflict peacebuilding0
South Asian regionalism: the limits of cooperation0
Independence & accountability of the Indian higher judiciary0
The politics of love in Myanmar: LGBT mobilization and human rights as a way of life0
Political violence in South Asia0
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How India became territorial: foreign policy, diaspora, geopolitics0
The next billion users: Digital life beyond the West0
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Divorcing Traditions: Islamic marriage law and the making of Indian secularism0
Holy science: the biopolitics of Hindu nationalism0
Risk and the rupee in Pakistan’s new economy0
Culture, Context and Aging of Older Indians Narratives from India and Beyond0
Misters Mukharji and Kathotia: the economies of the city0
Reordering Adivasi worlds: representation, resistance, memory Reordering Adivasi worlds: representation, resistance, memory , by Sangeeta Dasgupta, New Delhi, Oxford Uni0
Spatializing popular Sufi shrines in Punjab: dreams, memories, territoriality0
Imagined and unimagined relatedness: a child of ‘one’s own’ in third-party reproduction in India0
Village ties: women, NGOs, and informal institutions in rural Bangladesh0
Role of anti-/pro-public sector bias in shaping perceived performance and fairness: an experimental exploration in South Asia0
Development, Neoliberalism, and Islamism in South Asia: The Case of Bangladesh0
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A preliminary review of India’s rural economic crisis: stagnant wages, piling debt and waning demand0
The Politics of love in Myanmar: LGBT mobilization and human rights as a way of life0
Introduction to the BASAS 2019 special section0
Audio-visual piracy on Telegram: a perspective on monetization models, pirate strategies and industrial pathways0
The Outsiders Within: A Dalit Feminist Standpoint in the Life Narratives of Dalit Women The Outsiders Within: A Dalit Feminist Standpoint in the Life Narratives of Dalit Women 0
Memories and Postmemories of the Partition of India0
Channelling compassion towards change: elite volunteerism, corporate philanthropy and education reform in urban India0
A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India0
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Vote blocs and clientelism0
Agency in a quake in time: a study of jokes about the future among Pakistani migrant youth0
Kashmir at the crossroads: inside a 21st-century conflict0
Pour une autre idée du Pakistan: nationalisme et construction identitaire dans le Sindh0
Masculinity and modern slavery in Nepal0
Popular geopolitics of ‘nuclear India’: tracing the evolution of India’s ‘regional’ and ‘global’ identities in the English daily The Hindu from 2011–20200
Mother cow, mother India, a multispecies politics of dairy in India Mother cow, mother India, a multispecies politics of dairy in India , by Yamini Narayanan, Stanford, 0
Dynastic dilemma in South Asia: influence, networks and shamefacedness0
Transition in Afghanistan: hope, despair and the limits of statebuilding0
Identifying and regulating religion in India: law, history and the place of worship0
The final straw? Bhola cyclone, 1970 election, disaster politics, and the making of Bangladesh0
The university as a site of resistance: identity and student politics0
Surrender, rehabilitation and hybrid regimes: the making of the northeast frontier0
Bottom-up imaginaries: examining discursive construction of social media roles and affordances in India0
Urban development and environmental history in Modern South Asia0
Women, Gender and Religious Nationalism Women, Gender and Religious Nationalism , edited by Amrita Basu and Tanika Sarkar, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022, x0
Dynamics of Caste and Law: Dalits, Oppression and Constitutional Democracy in India0
India and Africa in the pandemic imagination0
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Whither utopia?0
Simultaneous identities: language, education and the Nepali nation0
Markets, capitalism and urban space in India: right to sell0
Muslim New Womanhood in Bangladesh0
Substantial relations: making global reproductive medicine in postcolonial India0
From ‘house of horrors’ to ‘sensitive’ governance: sex workers’ shelter detention in India0
At the limits of cure0
The ethics of staying: social movements and land rights politics in Pakistan0
Hindutva and communal polarization in Goa0
Contesting resources, contesting the nation?0
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‘This is all waste’: emptying, cleaning and clearing land for renewable energy dispossession in borderland India0
Radiant infrastructures: media, environment and cultures of uncertainty0
Reflections on Bangladesh at 500
Masculinity, consumerism and the post-national Indian city: streets, neighbourhoods, home Masculinity, consumerism and the post-national Indian city: streets, neighbourhoods, home 0
I am the people: reflections on popular sovereignty today0
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Delusional states: feeling rule and development in Pakistan’s northern frontier0
Political conflict in Pakistan Political conflict in Pakistan , by Mohammad Waseem, London, Hurst, 2021, 576 pp., £35.00 (Hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-787-38400-20
Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border0
Contesting the milad : Deobandis and Barelvis in British India and contemporary Pakistan0
Locating Maldivian women’s mosques in global discourses0
The Karachi Jews and the history of Pakistani antisemitism0
A strategic myth: ‘Underdevelopment’ in Jammu and Kashmir0
India and global governance across international regimes and time0
Caring for glaciers: land, animals, and humanity in the Himalayas0
Political parties and initial COVID-19 policies: subnational trends in India0
Destroying one’s own home: resource frontiers and indigenous governance in Northeast India0
Energy cooperation in South Asia: utilising natural resources for peace and sustainable development0
Contesting Masculinities and Women’s Agency in Kashmir0
Moving beyond faith: Muslim Jogis and religious conversion in north India0
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Singing across divides: music and intimate politics in Nepal0
Walking with pilgrims: the Kanwar pilgrimage of Bihar, Jharkhand and the Terai of Nepal0
Hijras of Assam: undocumented ‘citizens’ in the National Register of Citizens0
Defending Muhammad in Modernity, by0
Debates on agricultural loan waiver schemes in India: myths and realities0
Fiction in the making of intimacy in old age: a case from Sri Lanka0
Provincial globalization in India: transregional mobilities and development politics0
In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi’ism between Pakistan and the Middle East0
Prahlad and Shanta: the city’s madness0
Depression in Kerala: Ayurveda and mental health care in 21st century India0
Graphic diversity and ethnic identification in contemporary Manipur0
People’s car: industrial India and the riddles of populism0
The Indian Economy0
Beyond religion in India and Pakistan: gender and caste, borders and boundaries0
Taking the bull by its horns: the political economic logics of new farm laws and agrarian dissent in India0
The gender of caste: representing Dalits in print0
Renunciation and longing: the life of a twentieth-century Himalayan Buddhist saint Renunciation and longing: the life of a twentieth-century Himalayan Buddhist saint , b0
Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border0
Prophet and statesmen in crafting democracy in India: political leadership, ideas, and compromises0
Dirty politics and political care in local politics: gendered barriers to moral boundary crossing in Dehradun, India0
Mapping power: the political economy of electricity in India’s states0
Legalizing sex: sexual minorities, AIDS, and citizenship in India0
Sensitive space: fragmented territory at the India–Bangladesh border0
Passionate politics: democracy, development and India’s 2019 general election0
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History and collective memory in South Asia, 1200–20000
The dynamics of federal (in)stability and negotiated cooperation under single-party dominance: insights from Modi’s India0
Madrasas and the making of Islamic womanhood0
Gender and neoliberalism: the All India Democratic Women’s Association and its strategies of resistance0
The ritual of parikramā, Hinduization of space and the case of Ayodhyā0
Himalayan histories: economy, polity, religious traditions0
Political Kinship in Pakistan: Descent, Marriage and Government Stability0
In the shadow of a sword: the memoir of a woman leader in the LTTE0
Undignified names: caste, politics, and everyday life in North India0
Evacuee Cinema: Bombay and Lahore in Partition Transit (1940-1960) Evacuee Cinema: Bombay and Lahore in Partition Transit (1940-1960) , by Salma Siddique, Cambridge, Cam0
Jugaad time: ecologies of everyday hacking in India0
Creating the Universe: Depictions of the Cosmos in Himalayan Buddhism0
Subcontinental drift: domestic politics and India’s foreign policy0
Pentecostalism and politics of conversion in India0
Embodied spatial practices in the field: critical ethnographies in village studies from India0
Caste and partition in Bengal: the story of Dalit refugees, 1946–1961 Caste and partition in Bengal: the story of Dalit refugees, 1946–1961 , by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and0
Playing it the nation’s way: tradition, cosmopolitanism, and the native-masculine of Hindi sports films0
The caste of merit: engineering education in India0
Encountering the state: situated strategies and perspectives of Tanchangya villagers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh0
Introduction to the BASAS 2021 special section0
Crooked cats: beastly encounters in the Anthropocene0
Media discourse in contemporary India: a study of television news Media discourse in contemporary India: a study of television news , by Sudeshna Devi, London, Routledge0
Making the right choice: narratives of marriage in Sri Lanka0
Un/common schooling: educational experiments in twentieth-century India Un/common schooling: educational experiments in twentieth-century India , edited by Janaki Nair, 0
Lived reality of elite neighbourhoods: geographies of inequality in Delhi0
Being seen: the political and bureaucratic entanglements of Muslim women in West Bengal0
Witch hunts: culture, patriarchy and structural transformation0
The Ayodhya decision and Marwari mercantile patronage: materializing a devotional geography for Rāma through Hanumān0
Voting for security: evidence from a Maoist-affected region in India0
Rohini Mohan's The Seasons of Trouble (2014): Sri Lanka's Tamil women in war and its aftermath0
Paradoxes of the popular: crowd politics in Bangladesh0
Hindus in India, Bengalis in Bengal: the role of religious and regional identities in West Bengal politics0
India’s Pakistan conundrum: managing a complex relationship0
‘Still disappeared’: reconstructing the 1990 ‘truth commission’ in Nepal0
Emotions, identity and the entrepreneurial self: narratives of working Muslim women in rural India0
Building the state and conceiving the nation: the origins of separatist insurgency in the Mizo Hills, 1945-610
Messengers of Hindu Nationalism: how the RSS Reshaped India0
Lethal spots, vital secrets: medicine and martial arts in South India0
Crafty oligarchs, savvy voters0
Cancer and the Kali Yuga: gender, inequality and health in South India Cancer and the Kali Yuga: gender, inequality and health in South India , by Cecilia Coale Van Holl0
South Asian governmentalities: Michel Foucault and the question of postcolonial orderings0
Shaligram pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalayas Shaligram pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalayas , by Holly Walters, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2020, 293 pp., € 124, 0
Poetry of belonging: Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-19500
Motivations for Christian conversion among rural to urban migrants in the Kathmandu Valley0
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Afterword: a forgotten individual, a forgotten milieu0
Living with oil & coal: Resource politics and militarization in Northeast India0
Muslim daughters and inheritance in India:Sharīcat, custom and practice0
Neoliberalism and the transforming left in India: a contradictory manifesto0
Defining Girlhood in India: a transnational history of sexual maturity laws0
From family to police force: security and belonging on a South Asian border0
Caste and politics in (West) Bengal: in conversation with Sekhar Bandyopadhyay0
Devotional contextures: the māla songs and Muslim ethical formation in contemporary Kerala0
The greater India experiment: Hindutva and the Northeast0
Of the (im)mobility regime in India: the post-COVID medicalisation of mobilities0
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India and the potential for statelessness in situ: a cautionary tale from Assam0
Reflections of Amma: Devotees in a Global Embrace0
The postcolonial moment in South and Southeast Asia0
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Musicoplia in Mumbai: performing subjects and the metropolitan unconscious0
Violent conjunctures in democratic India0
Energy cooperation in South Asia: utilising natural resources for peace and sustainable development0
Shiptown: between rural and urban North India0
Beyond regimes: China and India compared0
Life, labour, and dreams: one woman’s life in Old Delhi0
Radiant infrastructures: media, environment and cultures of uncertainty0
India and the framework convention on tobacco control: the politics of rising power attitudes toward international rules0
Perspectives on work, home, and identity from artisans in Telangana0
The fiction of ‘fluid nuclear units’: rearticulating relations through domestic work in Mumbai0
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Christianity and politics in tribal India0
Politics of (dis)contentment. Restitching identities in rural Sri Lanka: gender, neoliberalism, and the politics of contentment0
Reverse migrations and women’s role in shaping religious identities in Hyderabad0
Painting stories: lives and legacies from an Indian crafts village Painting stories: lives and legacies from an Indian crafts village , by Helle Bundgaard, Toronto, Univ0
Aparajita and Nishith Chetana: the city’s contested fabric0
Money, Culture, Class: Elite women as modern subjects0
Neoliberal city and exclusive communities: the politics of contemporary urbanisation in northern India0
Of histories (un)shared: India – Pakistan, postage stamps, and 18570
Culture, context and aging of older Indians: narratives from India and beyond0
Rethinking conflict at the margins: dalits and borderland Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir0
Women, goddesses and tantric praxis: a liberatory antidote to ‘Hindutva' nationalist politics0
Lord Cornwallis is dead: the struggle for democracy in the United States and India0
The politics of hope0
The view from Mathura: nationalist projections in local perspective0
Women entrepreneurship in the Indian middle class: interdisciplinary perspectives0
Institutional trust paradox: understanding the dynamics of trust among different ethnic groups in Sri Lanka0
Landlock: paralysing dispute over minerals on Adivasi lands in India0
House ablaze: a case study of marital conflict in rural Sri Lanka0
Planning in the 20th century and beyond: India’s Planning Commission and the NITI Aayog0
Bhakti and embodiment: fashioning divine bodies and devotional bodies in Kṛṣṇa Bhakti0
A small car for a small family: building India’s first ‘people’s car’0
Bangladesh: Writings on 1971, Across Borders0
Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan0
The quotidian revolution: vernacularization, religion, and the premodern public sphere in India0
Multilingual education in south Asia: at the intersection of policy and practice Multilingual education in south Asia: at the intersection of policy and practice , edite0
Maritime security complexes of the Indo-Pacific region Maritime security complexes of the Indo-Pacific region , by Vijay Sakhuja and Lawrence S. Prabhakar, New Delhi, In0
India's engagement with the International Monetary Fund: growing into an ownership role0
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In the name of the father? Northeast India and problems of national kinship0
Caste, entrepreneurship and the illusions of tradition: branding the potters of Kolkata0
‘I don’t know how we can stop ragging’: a qualitative study on the perceptions of staff and work-affiliated individuals at a Sri Lankan University, on the phenomena of ragging0
Digitalization and Informality in media industries: beyond the platform-portal divide?0
Indian Federalism (Oxford India Short Introductions)0
Voluntarism in partition’s aftermath: the Faridabad story0
Why the digital classroom is a bad model for digital learning0
The idea of integrity and the universe of corruption and anticorruption0
Identity, nationhood and Bangladesh independent cinema0
Dharmaśāstra and the legal personality of deities in the Ayodhya verdicts (2010 & 2019)0
Kashmir after 2019: completing the partition0
Men and feminism in India0
Police matters: the everyday state and caste politics in South India, 1900–19750
Highways and hierarchies: ethnographies of mobility from the Himalaya to the Indian Ocean0
Being single in India: stories of gender, exclusion, and possibility0
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Till kingdom come: medieval Hinduism in the modern Himalaya Till kingdom come: medieval Hinduism in the modern Himalaya , by Lokesh Ohri, Albany, State University of New0
The relationship between female labor force participation and violent conflicts in South Asia0
Essays in celebrity culture: Stars and styles0
Contested Capital: Rural Middle Classes in India0
Reordering Adivasi worlds: representation, resistance, memory Reordering Adivasi worlds: representation, resistance, memory , by Sangeeta Dasgupta, New Delhi, Oxford Uni0
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Nightmarch: among India’s revolutionary guerrillas0
Limits of bargaining: capital, labour and the state in contemporary India0
Unruly figures: Queerness, sex work, and the politics of sexuality in Kerala0
Women’s participation in the Central Superior Services of Pakistan 1973–20200
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Alien at birth: Chinese migrants in post-colonial Assam (1947-1962)0
India moving: a history of migration0
Introduction: Platform Challenges to Creative Industries in India0
The archive of loss: lively ruination in mill land Mumbai0
Remembering deceased kin through assisted conception in India0
Faith, gender, and activism in the Punjab conflict: the wheat fields still whisper0
Muslim marriages, the South African state and the courts: between limbo, liberation, and the spaces for contestation in-between0
Privileged minorities: Syrian Christianity, gender, and minority rights in postcolonial India0
The return of the 1990s in Kashmir0
Youth, meritocracy and cultural hierarchy in the New Nepal0
Intimate Connections: Love and Marriage in Pakistan’s high mountains0
Caste politics, minority representation, and social mobility: the associational life of Muslim caste in India0
The regulation of religion and the making of Hinduism in colonial Trinidad0
Dreaming in the shadow of history: micro-mobilities and belonging in Lucknow0
Chronotopes of sovereign power in In the Name of the Nation0
Nirmala and Sonia: the city through embodiment0