“Does the State Promote Communal Violence for Electoral Reasons?” (with Joshua R. Gubler), India Review, July 2012.

“Discovering the ‘State-Nation’”, Journal of Democracy, April 2012.

Battles Half Won: India’s Improbable Democracy, a book based on my published and unpublished papers, commissioned and contracted by Penguin Viking, released November 2013.

Collective Violence in Indonesia, edited volume, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2010.

Midnight’s Diaspora: Critical Encounters with Salman Rushdie, coeditor (with Daniel Herwitz) and contributor, based on a collective engagement of philosophers, social scientists, literary critics and novelists with Salman Rushdie’s ideas on nationalism, religion and identity, along with his response. University of Michigan Press, 2008; Penguin Viking, Delhi, 2009.

“Analyzing Collective Violence in Indonesia: An Overview”, Journal of East Asian Studies, September 2008.

Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India
Published in the US by Yale University Press, 2002, Second (paperback) edition, 2003. Published in India by Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2002, Second (paperback) edition, 2004., Third edition, 2010. Published in Pakistan by Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2003. Translated in Hindi, 2005, and Bahasa Indonesia, 2010. Co-winner of the Gregory Luebbert Prize, American Political Science Association (APSA) for the best book in Comparative Politics in 2002-3; Choice Magazine’s outstanding academic book of 2002; Kiriyama Prize Notable, Non-fiction category, 2002.

India in the Era of Economic Reforms, co-edited with Jeffrey Sachs and N. Bajpai, Oxford University Press, 1999; paperback edition, 2000.

Democracy, Development and the Countryside: Urban-Rural Struggles in India
Cambridge University Press, 1995; paperback edition, 1998. Winner of the Daniel Lerner Prize in its PhD dissertation form, MIT, 1990. Indian edition published by Foundation Books (Delhi) in 1996.