2016. To be cared for: The power of conversion and foreignness of belonging in an Indian Slum. California: University of California Press. Link


2017. "Transformation and the Suffering Subject: Caste/class and Gender in Slum
Pentecostal Discourse" pp. 279–304 in: Dalit Women: Vanguard of an Alternative Politics in India, Karin Kapadia and S.
Anandhi, eds. New York & London: Routledge.

2016. "To Be Cared For Book Forum: A Response from the Author." Contemporary
South Asia
24(4): 458–61.

2015. "From village to city: Hinduism and the "Hindu caste system". In P. van der Veer (Ed.), Handbook of religion and the Asian city: Aspiration and urbanization in the twenty-first century (pp. 237-253). California: University of California Press.

2015. Setting caste back on its feet: [Review of:] Beyond caste: identity and power in South Asia, past and present by Sumit Guha. Anthropology of this century, (13).

2012. "Is conversion a 'colonization of consciousness'?" in Anthropological Theory, 12(3), pp. 272-294.

2010. "Language, Violence and the State: Writing Tamil Dalits" in SAMAJ: South Asian Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, January 2010, available on line at:

2010. "Pentacoste Matamamum Talit Ilakkukalum" in Putiya Kotanki, January 2010. (in Tamil)

2008. "Caste, Anthropology of" in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, ed. William S. Darity, vol. 1, pp. 461?463. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.

Book reviews

2017. "Tamil Brahmans: The Making of a Middle-Class Caste", by C. J. Fuller and
Haripriya Narasimhan. Contemporary South Asia 25 (2): 217–19.

2013. "Disenchanting India", by Johannes Quack. Religion and Society 4 (1): 224–6.

2012. "Dalit Pentecostalism: Spirituality of the Empowered Poor" by V. V. Thomas, in
PentecoStudies 11 (2): 248–50.

2015. Setting caste back on its feet. Review of "Beyond caste: identity and power in South Asia, past and present" by Sumit Guha, Anthropology of this Century 13, May 2015.

2011. "Tamil Oratory and the Dravidian Aesthetic: Democratic Practice in South India" by Bernard Bate, in American Ethnologist 38 (2), May 2011.

2011. "The Politics of Heritage from Madras to Chennai" by Mary E. Hancock, in American Anthropologist 113 (1), March 2011.

2009. "The South Indian Pentecostal Movement in the Twentieth Century by Michael Bergunder", in Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction 33 (1), pp. 119-21, Spring 2009.

2007. "Untouchable Citizens: Dalit Movements and Democratisation in Tamil Nadu by Hugo Gorringe", in Pacific Affairs 80 (3), pp. 538-9, Fall 2007.

AAS Interview

Bernard S. Cohn Prize, Interview with the Author