Selected Reviews of Varshney’s Books

Battles Half Won: India's Improbable Democracy

  • "Celebrating Indian Democracy." Review by Satyabrata Pal, The Book Review, Vol. 23, No. 2 (February 2014). pdf
  • Review by Ashwani Kumar, The Financial Express, Vol. 13, No. 18 (February 23, 2014). link
  • "Delhi and Democracy: A Challenge for India." Review by Victor Mallet, Financial Times, February 21, 2014. link
  • Review by Harish Khare, Biblio, Vol. 19, nos. 1-2 (January-February 2014). pdf
  • "Writing a Country." Review by Mihir S Sharma, Business Standard, January 13, 2014. link

Democracy, Development and the Countryside: Urban-Rural Struggles in India

  • Review by Lucian W. Pye, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 78, no. 4 (July-August 1999). pdf
  • Review by Stanley A. Kochanek, Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Summer 1997). pdf
  • "The Politics of New Farmers' Movements." Review by V. Anil Kumar, Social Scientist, Vol. 25, no. 3/4 (March-April 1997). pdf
  • Review by Arthur G. Rubinoff, The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 56, no. 1 (February 1997). pdf

Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India

  • Review by Lelah Dushkin, The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 62, No. 3 (August 2003). pdf
  • "Documenting Differences." Review by Shivam Vij, Himal Magazine, August 2002. pdf
  • "A Curable Malady." Review by Dileep Padgaonkar, Times of India, August 10, 2002. link
  • "India's House Divided: Understanding Communal Violence." Review by Radha Kumar, Foreign Affairs, July/August 2002. link
  • "To Keep The Peace, Study Peace." Review by Mahvish Khan, New York Times, July 27, 2002. link pdf
  • "Hate and Hysteria." Review by Swapan Dasgupta, India Today, July 15, 2002. link pdf
  • "Timely and Substantive Look at India's Hindu-Muslim Conflict." Review by Kenneth J. Cooper, Boston Globe, July 4, 2002. pdf
  • "Of Ethnic Conflicts and Causes." Review by John Harriss, Frontline Magazine, June 7, 2002. link
  • "Violence and its Manifestations." Review by Shashi Tharoor, The Hindu, June 7, 2002.
  • "Old foes, still foes." The Economist, May 23, 2002. link
  • "India’s Resistible Violence." Review by Edward Luce, Prospect Magazine, May 20, 2002. link
  • Review by Jairam Ramesh, Seminar, May 2002. link pdf
  • "Art Of Living, Together." Review by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Outlook Magazine, April 8, 2002. link
  • "Civic Networks can rein in Religious Violence." Review by Karim Rasløn, Business Times (Singapore), March 17, 2002. pdf
  • "The Theoretical contribution of Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life." Review by David Laitin, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Vol. 39, no. 1 (March 2001). pdf

India in the Era of Economic Reforms

  • "The Poverty of Economy." Review by Mark Tully, Outlook Magazine, February 7, 2000 link