Publications

Books:

The Peacemakers: India and the Quest for One World. HarperCollins India, February 2012. Updated and expanded edition, with Foreword by Akira Iriye and Rana Mitter, Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013.  Read more.

Heterotopias: Nationalism and the Possibility of History in South Asia. (edited). Oxford University Press, 2010. Read more.

Speaking Truth to Power: Religion, Caste and the Subaltern Question in India. (edited, with Anne Feldhaus). Oxford University Press, 2008.  Paperback edition, July 2009.  Second printing, May 2010.  Third impression, March 2011. Read more.

Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India. (edited, with Anne Feldhaus). Oxford University Press, 2008.  Paperback edition, July 2009.  Second printing, January 2011.  Third impression, Summer 2011. Read more.

Sovereign Spheres: Princes, Education, and Empire in Colonial India.  Oxford University Press, 2003. Read more.

Articles and Book Chapters (*=peer reviewed):

With Alexander Bacha.  “The Commodification of Love: Gandhi, King and 1960’s Counterculture,” in Bryan S. Turner, War and Peace: Essays on Religion, Politics and Space (New York: Anthem Press, 2013).

“One World 2020: A Decade-long Vision for India’s Relations with the United Nations.” Invited contribution, forthcoming in Krishnappa Venkatshamy and Princy George (eds.), India’s National Security Strategy: 2020 Perspectives (Pentagon Publishers, New Delhi, 2012).

“Towards a World Community: India and the Idea of United Nations Reform,” invited contribution, Strategic Analysis 35(6), November 2011, Special issue on UN Reforms.

*”Princely States and the Making of Modern India: Internationalism, Constitutionalism and the Postcolonial Moment.” In The Indian Economic and Social History Review, 46(3), September 2009: 427-456. Ranked #4 out of the “Top 50 Most-Frequently Read Articles” in The Indian Economic and Social History Review for December 2009.

* “A New Hope: India, the United Nations and the Making of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Modern Asian Studies, 44(2), March 2010: 311-347. Also published in MAS online 13 June 2008. Copyright Cambridge University Press. The No. 1 “Most-Read Article” for October 2009 and January, December 2011 and a Top Ten “Most-Read Article for the Previous 12 Months” from April 2010-January 2012 in Modern Asian Studies. Press coverage: The Nation (Pakistan); The Indian Express (C. Raja Mohan’s column). “[P]ath-breaking”-The Washington Quarterly

*“The Hindutva Underground: Hindu Nationalism and the Indian National Congress in Late Colonial and Early Postcolonial India.” In The Economic and Political Weekly, XLIII(37), 13 September 2008: 39-48.  Reprinted in Steven Lindquist, ed. Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle, New York: Anthem, 2010.  Press coverage: Dawn (Pakistan)

*“Princely States and the Hindu Imaginary: Exploring the Cartography of Hindu Nationalism in Colonial India.” The Journal of Asian Studies 67(3), August 2008: 881-915.

“Indian Nationalism” and “The Indian National Congress.”  Commissioned for The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World.  Oxford University Press, 2008.

“The Historical Context.” In Understanding Contemporary India. Edited by Sumit Ganguly and Neil DeVotta.  Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003, pp. 17-40.

* With Faisal Bari. “(Mis)Representing Economy: Western Media Production and the Impoverishment of South Asia.”  Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 21(1&2), 2001 (published 2002): 99-109. Special issue on Globalization and Cultural Studies.

* “The Rebel Academy: Modernity and The Movement for a University in Princely Baroda, 1908-1949.”  The Journal of Asian Studies 61(3), August 2002: 919-947.

* “Demystifying the ‘Ideal Progressive’: Resistance Through Mimicked Modernity in Princely Baroda, 1900-1913.” Modern Asian Studies 35(2), 2001: 385-409.

* “The Discourse of School Choice in the United States.” The Educational Forum 60(4), 1996: 317-325.  Baltimore’s Task Force on School Choice, appointed by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, used a version of this paper in March 1996. 

Book Reviews:

Ramnarayan Rawat, Reconsidering Untouchability: Chamars and Dalit History in North India.  (Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2011). [Forthcoming in the American Historical Review.]

Janaki Nair, Mysore Modern: Rethinking the Region under Princely Rule (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011). [Forthcoming in The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History.]

Ravikumar, Venomous Touch: Notes on Caste, Culture and Politics (Kolkata: Samya, 2009).  [Forthcoming in The Indian Economic and Social History Review.]

Urmila Pawar, trans. Maya Pandit, The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman’s Memoirs (Kolkata: Stree, 2008.)  [Forthcoming in The Indian Economic and Social History Review.]

Raka Ray and Seemin Qayum, Cultures of Servitude: Modernity, Domesticity, and Class in India (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009). [In Labor History 52(4), November 2011, 571-572.]

Aradhana Sharma, Logics of Empowerment: Development, Gender, and Governance in Neoliberal India (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008). [Published online by H-Asia, Spring 2010.]

Badri Narayan. Fascinating Hindtuva: Saffron Politics and Dalit Mobilisation. (Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2009).  [In History: Reviews of New Books 38(2), April 2010, 65-66.]

Shabnum Tejani. Indian Secularism: A Social and Intellectual History, 1890-1950 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008). [In the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 10(2), Fall 2009.]

Vinayak Chaturvedi. Peasant Pasts: History and Memory in Western India (University of California Pres, 2007). [In Social History 33(3), August 2008, 338-340.]

Sanjoy Bhattacharya. Expunging Variola: The Control and Eradication of Smallpox in India, 1947-1977 (New Delhi: Orient Longman, 2006). [In The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 39(2), 2008: 319-320.]

Thomas Metcalf, Forging the Raj: Essays on British India in the Heyday of Empire. (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 317. [In The Indian Economic and Social History Review 44(4), December 2007, 543-547.]

Carey Anthony Watt, Serving the Nation: Cultures of Service, Association, and Citizenship in Colonial India. (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005), 255pp. [In The Indian Economic and Social History Review 44(4), December 2007, 543-547.]

Sarah Ansari. Life after Partition: Migration, Community, and Strife in Sindh, 1947-1962. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 256. [In The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 38, Summer 2007: 173-175.]

Sandhya Shukla. India Abroad: Diasporic Cultures of Postwar America and England. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003), 322pp. [In The Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism 32, 2005.]

Sharad Chari, Fraternal Capital: Peasant-Workers, Self-Made Men, and Globalization in Provincial India. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004), 379pp. [In Labor History 46(3), August 2005: 405-406.]

Andrew Wyatt and John Zavos, eds. Decentring the Indian Nation. (Portland: Frank Cass/ISBS, 2003), 152 pp.  $26.50 [In The Journal of Asian Studies 63(4), November 2004: 1189-1191.]

Stanley Wolpert. Gandhi’s Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), 308 pp. $17.95 [In Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 29(2), April 2004.]

Dick Kooiman, Communalism and Indian Princely States. (Delhi: Manohar, 2002), 249 pp. Rs. 500 [In The American Historical Review 108(4), October 2003: 1131-1132.]

Nita Kumar, Lessons from Schools: The History of Education in Banaras.  (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2000), 232 pp. $45.00 [In The Journal of Asian Studies 61(2), May 2002: 755-757.]

Margrit Pernau, The Passing of Patrimonialism: Politics and Political Culture in Hyderabad 1911-1948. (Delhi: Manohar, 2000), 395 pp. Rs. 700 [In The Journal of Asian Studies 60(2), May 2001: 586-588.]

Alaka Basu and Roger Jeffrey (eds), Girls’ Schooling, Women’s Autonomy and Fertility Change in South Asia. (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1996), 339 pp., Rs. 225 [In South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 20(1), 1997: 134-135.]

Essays:

“Thoughts on the Victory in India.” Picked up on the South Asia Citizens Wire, 14/15 May 2004.

“James Laine, Shivaji, and Freedom of Speech.” Picked up on the South Asia Citizens Wire.  Published on CounterCurrents.org, 3/2004, and as an interview in India Abroad.

“The Answer is Blowing in the Wind.” Published in The Nation (Pakistan), 8/9 July 2002.  Picked up in The Kashmir Observer (Srinagar, Kashmir), 19-21 July 2002.

“Ending the Stalemate: Thoughts on Kashmir.” Published in The Nation (Pakistan), U.S. 3/26/02.

With Faisal Bari. “The Madness of the Nation.”  Published as “The Dilemma of the Nation” in The Nation (Pakistan), U.S. 5/25/01.

Other:

“The One World Blog,” by invitation on CNN-IBN. http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/author/3367/manubhagavan.html.  My blog contains essays, reviews, and interviews.

Editor-in-Chief. Sagar: South Asia Graduate Research Journal 1(1) thru 2(2) [1994-1995, 4 issues]

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