2007 Beyond Belief: India and the politics of postcolonial nationalism. Duke University Press, "Politics, History, and Culture" series.

2007 Beyond Belief: India and the politics of postcolonial nationalism. (South Asia edition). Permanent Black.

1999 Divided We Stand: Diversity and National Identity in India. Proquest/UMI: AAI9953588.


2017 Mediated Populism across InterAsia: Comparative Perspectives Special journal issue, under contract with International Journal of Communication. Scheduled for publication in Fall 2017.

2015 Mediated Populism and the 2014 Indian Elections Co-edited with Paula Chakravartty. Special Issue of Television and New Media.

2012 Visualizing Secularism and Religion: Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, India. Co-edited with Alev Cinar and Maha Yahya. Univ. of Michigan Press.

2006 Violence and Democracy in India. Co-edited with Amrita Basu. Seagull Books/Berg Press.


2016 "Angry Citizens: Civic Anger and the Politics of Curative Democracy in India." Identities 23.3, 362-377.

2015 "Mr. Modi Goes to Delhi: Mediated Populism and the Indian Elections of 2014." With Paula Chakravartty.Television and New Media 16.4, 311-322

2014 "Media, Activism, and the New Political: 'Istanbul Conversations' on New Media and Left Politics." With Aswin Punathambekar, Tarek Sabry, and Sune Haugbolle. Media, Culture & Society. 36.6, 1-12.

2014 "Being the Change: The Aam Aadmi Party and the Politics of Extraordinariness in Indian Democracy." Economic and Political Weekly. XLIX.15, 45-54.

2013 "Media Pluralism Redux: Towards New Frameworks of Comparative Media Studies 'Beyond the West'." With Paula Chakravartty. Political Communication. 30.3, 349-370.

2011 "Television News and Democratic Change in India." Media, Culture & Society. 33.5, 761-777.

2010 "Temple and Dam, Fez and Hat: The secular roots of religious politics in India and Turkey." Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 48.2, 148- 172.

2006 "Seeing A State: National commemorations and the public sphere in India and Turkey." Comparative Studies in Society and History. 48.1, 200-234.

2006 "A Symbol of Freedom: The Indian flag and transformations of Indian nationalism, 1906-2002." Journal of Asian Studies. August.Awarded the best article prize by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (2007).

2002 "Moving Pictures: The postcolonial state and visual representations of India." Contributions to Indian Sociology. Vol. 36 (1 & 2): 33-63. Reprinted in Sumathi Ramaswamy ed. Beyond Appearances. Sage Publications, 2003.

2001 "Nation and Institution: Commemorating the Fiftieth anniversary of Indian independence." Interventions: The International Journal of Post-colonial Studies. Vol. 3(2): 251-65.

1999 "Instituting Diversity: Official nationalism in post-independence India." South Asia. Vol. XXII (1): 79-99.


2007 "Obstacles as Rewards: Why collaborative research is worth the bother." Co- authored with Alev Cinar and Maha Yahya. For the Social Science Research Council website.


In Press "Nehruvian." In Gita Dharampal-Frick, Rachel Dwyer, Monika Kirloskar- Steinbach and Jahnavi Phalkey eds. Keywords in Modern Indian Studies. Oxford University Press and New York University Press (expected publication date: December 2014).

2014 "When The Revolution Is Televised: Reflections on Media, Power, and Civil Society in India." In Partha Chatterjee, Tapati Guha-Thakurta and Bodhisattva Kar eds. New Cultural Histories of India. Oxford University Press.

2009 "The Politics of Death: The Anti-Nuclear Imaginary in India." In Itty Abraham ed. Atomic Power and Nuclear Publics: Culture, state, and society in India and Pakistan. Indiana University Press. (Indian edition: Orient Blackswan 2010).

2007 "Elsewhere: Urban space, national time, and postcolonial difference in the steel towns of India." In Thomas Bender and Alev Cinar eds., Urban Imaginaries: Locating the Modern City. University of Minnesota Press.

2004 "Prose After Gujarat: Secularism, Violence, and Democracy in India." Co- authored with Amrita Basu. In Mushirul Hasan ed., Will Secular India Survive? Imprint One Press.

2003 "Nuclear Frames: Official nationalism, the nuclear bomb, and the anti-nuclear movement in India." In M.V. Ramana and Rammanohar Reddy, eds. Prisoners of the Nuclear Dream. Orient Longman Press.


2015 Review of Kabir Tambar, "The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey" Stanford University Press,2014) in Perspectives on Politics 13.2, 579-580.

2009 Review of Shabnum Tejani, "Indian Secularism" (Indiana University Press, 2008) in American Historical Review.

2005 Review of Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, "The Scandal of the State: Women, Law and Citizenship in Postcolonial India" (Duke University Press, 2003) in Indian Economic and Social History Review.

2004 Review of Sankaran Krishna, "Postcolonial Insecurities: India, Sri Lanka, and the Question of Nationhood" (University of Minnesota Press, 1999) in Theory and Event.

2002 Review of John Garver, "Protracted Contest: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Twentieth Century" (University of Washington Press, 2001) in Journal of Asian Studies.