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Co-edited with Sharae Deckard, Marxism, Postcolonial Theory and the Future of Critique: Critical Engagements with Benita Parry (New York and London: Routledge, 2016)

Co-edited with Subir Sinha, Marxism and Postcolonial Theory: What is Left of the Debate? Special issue of the journal Critical Sociology (December 2015)

The Postcolonial City and its Subject: London, Nairobi, Bombay (Routledge, 2014; paperback)

The Postcolonial City and its Subjects: London, Nairobi, Bombay (Routledge, 2011; hardback)

(Reviewed in: Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies Vol. 15, Issue 2, 2013; Modern Fiction Studies 59.1 Spring 2013; Postcolonial Studies vol. 16, no. 3, 331-335, 2013; Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies vol. 1, no. 2, 2013; Journal of Postcolonial Writing vol. 49, issue 2, 2013

Co-edited with Robyn Warhol, et. al. Women’s Worlds: the McGraw-Hill Anthology of Women’s Writing in English Across the Globe (2008)

Co-edited with Asian Voices Collective, South Asian Voices: An Oral History of South Asian Immigrants (North Carolina Humanities Council, Chapel Hill Press, 2002)


Co-authored with Subir Sinha, "Marxism and Postcolonial Theory: What is Left of the Debate?" Introduction to a special issue of Critical Sociology (December 2015)

"Prior to Erasure: Looking for Adivasis in Photographs", essay in Arundhati Boutier-Virmani, ed. The Aesthetics of Power and Protest (Routledge, 2015)

"The Gleam and the Darkness: Representations of the Postcolonial City", in Ato Quayson, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel (2015)

"Beyond the Politics of Representation: the Indigenous Subject of New Subaltern Politics", in Alf Gunvald Nilsen and Srila Roy, eds. Reconceptualising Subaltern Politics (Oxford University Press, 2014)

“Telling Lives: Secularism in the Time of Late Nationalism”, essay in Sukhwant Dhaliwal and Nira Yuval-Davis, eds. Women Against Fundamentalism: Stories of Dissent and Solidarity (Lawrence and Wishart, 2014)

“Primitive Accumulation: the Political Economy of Indigenous Art in Postcolonial India”, Third Text 125 (2013)

“Fast-Forward Backwardness: An essay on Patna”, in Moving Worlds: a Journal of Transcultural Writings – Special Issue on South Asian Cities (2013)

“’Zone of Occult Instability”: Theorising the Postcolonial City”, essay in Isabel Carrera Suarez, ed. Transcultural Cities (Mallorca: University Press of the UIB, 2011)

“Marxism and Postcolonial Studies”, essay co-authored with Neil Lazarus, Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism, eds. Jacques Bidet and Stathis Kouvelakis (Historical Materialism Series: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008).

“On Common Ground? Feminism and Critical Race Studies”, essay in Ellen Rooney ed. The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2006)

"Provincializing the Global City: from Bombay to Mumbai", essay in Social Text (Issue No. 81, winter 2004)

“(Un)Timely Letters: Edward Said and the Politics of the Present”, essay in Politics and Culture (January 2004)

"Developing Fictions: the 'Tribal' in the New Indian Writing in English", essay in World Bank Literature, ed. Amitava Kumar (University of Minnesota Press, 2002).

"At Home in America", introductory essay in Asian Voices: An Oral History of South Asian Immigrants (North Carolina Humanities Council: Chapel Hill Press, 2002).

"The Campus Movement for Peace and Justice", essay co-authored with Michal Osterweil in Development: Journal of the Society for International Development vol. 45, issue 02, 1 June 2002; pp. 105-109.

"Un-civil Lines: Engendering Citizenship in the Postcolonial City," essay in NWSA Journal (National Women's Studies Association), vol. 10, no. 2 (summer 1998).