Publications

Authored books:

How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise, New Delhi: Penguin Random House, 2018 (South Asia edition).

Communalism, Caste and Hindu Nationalism: The Violence in Gujarat, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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Selected articles and book chapters:

‘Women and the Vote: Registration, Representation and Participation in the Run-Up to India’s First Elections, 1951-52’, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 44, Issue 1, 2021. DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2021.1882746

The Long Making of India’s Constitution: Letters from the Past’, International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON), Vol. 18, Issue 3, 2020, pp. 1036-1043 (Published 2 January 2021).

‘Origins of Trust in India’s Electoral Process’, in S. Y. Quraishi (ed.) The Great March of Democracy: Seven Decades of India’s Elections, New Delhi: Penguin Random House, 2019, pp. 79-86.

Forging India’s Democratic Citizenship: The Making of Universal Franchise in the Postcolonial Moment’, in Gyan Prakash, Michael F. Laffan and Nikhil Menon (eds.), The Postcolonial Moment in South and Southeast Asia, London: Bloomsbury, 2018, pp. 163-181.

Anti-Social Element’, South Asia: The Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2017, pp. 276-278.

‘Making India’s Democratic Citizenship: The Preparation of the First Electoral Roll’, Historia, No. 38, 2017, pp. 35-65 (in Hebrew).

Making India’s Democracy: Rewriting the Bureaucratic Colonial Imagination in the Preparation of the First Elections’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2016, pp. 83-101.

Co-authored with Eleanor Newbigin and Stephen Legg, ‘Introduction: Constitutionalism and the Evolution of Democracy in India’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2016, pp. 42-43.

‘Gandhi’s Salt March: Paradoxes and Tensions in the Memory of Nonviolent Struggle in India’, in Anna Reading and Tamar Katriel (eds.), Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles: Powerful Times, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 32-51.

‘The Politics of Identity in India’, Zmanim (a special issue on India), No. 122, Spring 2013, pp. 88-99 (in Hebrew)

‘Gandhi, Citizenship and the Resilience of Indian Nationhood’, Citizenship Studies, Vol. 15, Nos. 6-7, October 2011, pp. 659-678.

‘The Politics of Communalism and Caste’, in Isabelle Clark-Decès (ed.), A Companion to the Anthropology of India, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pp. 297-312.

‘Conceptions of Citizenship in India and the ‘Muslim Question’’, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 44, No. 1, (January 2010), pp. 145-173.

‘Bootlegging, Politics and Corruption: State Violence and the Routine Practices of Public Power in Gujarat (1985-2002)’, South Asian History and Culture, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2010, pp. 494-508.

‘Indian Muslims and the War on Terror: Reflections on Their Citizenship Status’, in Yoav Peled, Noah Lewin-Epstein, Guy Mundlak (eds.), Democratic Citizenship and War, London: Routledge, 2010, pp. 147-163

The Rise of Hindu Nationalism in India: The Case Study of Ahmedabad in the 1980s’, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 39, No. 4 (October 2005), pp. 861-896.