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PROJECT REPORTS


  1. “Progress Towards Education for All: The Case of Tamil Nadu” (With R. Akila). (As part of India’s input to the World Summit on Education (Year 2000 Assessment of Education For All) held at Dakar)), sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. April 2000.

  2. “Science, Technology and Social Sciences in Higher Education in Tamil Nadu: A Study of Democratisation and Access”. (Project sponsored by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development).

  3. “Narmada Command Talukas in Vadodara District: A Socio‑Economic Profile, 1981-82.” (With A.S. Charan and Ghanshyam Shah). Centre for Social Studies. Surat. 1982.

BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS


Published

  1. The Perfidies of Power: India in the new Millennium (modified version of book 2). 2005.

  2. INDIA, The Perfidies of Power: A Social Critique. Vedams. New Delhi. 2002.

  3. Progress Towards Education For All: The Case of Tamil Nadu (With R. Akila). Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. April 2000.

  4. Peasant Struggles, Land Reforms, and Social Change: Malabar 1836‑1982. Sage Publications. New Delhi. 1989.


Forthcoming


  1. INDIA’S Transformation Traumas

  2. Caste-Discriminations in Indigenous Education: Study of Early 19th Century British India.

  3. Caste and Education in Early 19th Century Madras Presidency.

  4. Social Inequality and Affirmative Action: Backward Classes and Reservations in Tamil Nadu, 1830s to the present.

  5. The Mandal Commission and After: Politics of Reservations in India, 1980s to the present.


OTHER ACADEMIC AND RELATED WORKS

A. MIDS (Madras Institute of Development Studies) WORKING PAPERS, ARTICLES IN EDITED BOOKS/JOURNALS
A1. BACKWARD CLASSES, RESERVATIONS (AFFIRMATIVE ACTION)

  1. “Job Quotas in the Private Sector”. Economic and Political Weekly. 39 (40), 2 October 2004.

  2. “Backward Castes/Classes as Legal and Political Entities”. In Veena Das (Ed.) The Oxford India Companion to Sociology and Social Anthropology. Vol. 2. Oxford University Press. 2003.

  3. “Sensitising Officials on Dalits and Reservations”. Economic and Political Weekly. XXXVII (7). 16-22 February 2002.

  4. “Caste, Politics, and the Reservation Issue”. In B. Harriss‑White and S. Subramanian (Ed.) Illfare in India. Sage Publications. 1998.

  5. “Backward Class Movements in Tamil Nadu”. In M.N. Srinivas (Ed.) Caste, Its Twentieth Century Avatar. Penguin India. 1996 (Hard Cover); 1998 (Paper Back). Reproduced in The Hindu (Sunday Magazine) 1 February 1998.

  6. “Mandal Commission: A Sociological Critique”. In M.N. Srinivas (Ed.) Caste, Its Twentieth Century Avatar. Penguin India. 1996 (Hard Cover); 1998 (Paper Back). Reproduced in The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 11-18 August 1996.

  7. “OBCs and Central Commissions” (On the two all‑India Backward Classes Commissions of 1953 and 1979). Seminar. No. 375. November 1990.

  8. “Two Steps Backward” (On the Mandal Commission Report). Frontline. 1-14 September 1990.

  9. “Karnataka Backward Classes” (Report). Economic and Political Weekly. XXV (32). 11 August 1990.

  10. “Reservations in Theory and Practice”. MIDS Bulletin. XX (4). April 1990.

  11. “Backward Classes in Tamil Nadu: 1872‑1988”. Economic and Political Weekly. XXV (10). 10 March 1990 (Also MIDS Working Paper. No. 89. March 1989).

  12. “Tamil Nadu Backward Classes”. MIDS Bulletin. XIX (10). October 1989.

  13. “Ambasankar Commission and Backward Classes” (Report). Economic and Political Weekly. XXIV (23). 10 June 1989.

  14. “Evolution of Reservation Policy in Tamil Nadu”. MIDS Bulletin. XIII (12). December 1983.

  15. “In Defence of Mandal Commission”. Economic and Political Weekly. XVI I (27). 3 July 1982.


A2. BRIDE PRICE AND DOWRY

        1. “Economics of Bride price and Dowry”. Economic and Political Weekly. XVIII (23). 4 June 1983.

        2. “Economics of Bride price and Dowry”. Economic and Political Weekly. XVIII (47). 19 November 1983.


A3. CASTE SYSTEM, WEAKER SECTIONS, EMANCIPATION POLITICS

  1. “Vanniyar Separatism: Nebulous Issues” (On the demand for bifurcation of Tamil Nadu for carving out the Vanniyar dominated northern districts as a separate state). Economic and Political Weekly. XXXVII (32). 10-16 August 2002. Also, “The Vanniyar Separatism”. Frontline. 30 August 2002.

  2. “Census: A Costly Digression” (On the proposal to include Caste in the 2001 Census). Frontline. 18 September 1998.

  3. “Putting Society Together Again”. In Henry Thiagaraj (Ed.) Human Rights From the Dalit Perspective. Dalit Liberation Education Trust. Madras, 1996. Reproduced from The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 27 August 1995.

  4. “Caste Disabilities in Perspective”. MIDS Bulletin. XXIII (8). August 1993.

  5. “Communal Representation in Tamil Nadu, 1850‑1916: The pre‑non‑Brahmin Movement Phase”. Economic and Political Weekly. XXVII (31). 31 July 1993. Also MIDS Working Paper. No. 108. July 1992.

  6. “Ambedkar’s Legacy to Dalits: Has the Nation Reneged on Its Promises”. Economic and Political Weekly. XXVI (33). 17 August 1991 Also MIDS Working Paper. No. 101. January 1991.

  7. “Ambedkar on Marx, Buddha and the Oppressed”. In National Seminar on Marx, Ambedkar and Polarisation of Oppressed and Exploited Classes in India. Sanjivayya Institute of Socio‑Economic Studies. New Delhi. 1991.


A4. EDUCATION

  1. “Progress Towards Education for All: The case of Tamil Nadu (With R. Akila). In R. Govinda (Ed.) India Education Report: A Profile of Basic Education. Oxford University Press, 2002. Published for UNESCO, MHRD, and NIEPA.

  2. “India’s Educational Efforts: Rhetoric and Reality” (With R. Akila). Economic and Political Weekly. XXVII (48). 27 November 1993.

  3. “Indigenous Education in British India: A Profile”. Contributions to Indian Sociology. 2 (1). January‑June 1990.

  4. “Caste‑Discriminations in Indigenous Indian Education 1: Nature and Extent of Education in Early 19th Century British India”. MIDS Working Paper. No. 63. April 1986.

  5. “Caste‑Discriminations in Indigenous Indian Education 3: Study of Early 19th Century Bombay Presidency”. MID Working Paper. No. 64. April 1986.


A5. FAMILY, SOCIAL CHANGE
  1. Changing Family Among the Nayars”. Vidya Bharati. V (1). January-June 1979.




A6. GLOBALISATION

  1. “Religion Under Globalisation”. Economic and Political Weekly. 39 (13). 27 March 2004.


A7. HISTORY

    1. “From Deep Ganga to Shallow Waters of Cauvery: Seventh South Indian History Congress”. Economic and Political Weekly. XXII (8). 21 February 1987.


A8. LAW AND SOCIETY

  1. “Lawyers’ Agitation in Tamil Nadu”. Economic and Political Weekly. 14-20 December 2002.

  2. “Ayodhya Issue and Freedom of Expression”. Economic and Political Weekly. 5-11 October 2002.


A9. PEASANT STRUGGLES, LAND REFORMS, SOCIAL CHANGE

    1. “Land Reforms: Rhetoric and Reality”. Economic and Political Weekly. XXV (47). 24 November 1990.

    2. “Tamil Nadu: Getting at Benami Land Holdings”. Economic and Political Weekly. XXV (28). 14 July 1990.

    3. “Land Reforms in Tamil Nadu”. MIDS Bulletin. XIX (7). July 1989.

    4. “Land Reforms and Social Change: Study of a Kerala Village”. Economic and Political Weekly. XVIII (52‑53). 24-31 December 1983.

    5. “Land Reforms and Changes in Land System: Study of a Kerala Village”. Economic and Political Weekly. XVII (39). 25 September 1982.

    6. “Land Reforms in Theory and Practice: The Kerala Experience”. Economic and Political Weekly. XVI (52). 26 December 1981.

    7. “Peasant Struggles and Land Reforms in Malabar”. Economic and Political Weekly. XV (50). 13 December 1980.


B. NEWSPAPER AND INTERNET ARTICLES

B1. BACKWARD CLASSES, RESERVATIONS (AFFIRMATIVE ACTION)


  1. “Vanniyars and Social Mobility”. The New Sunday Express (Sunday Magazine). 2 February 2003.

  2. “Sensitising Officials”. The Hindu (Leader Page). 3-4 December 2001.

  3. White or Grey?” (On Tamil Nadu Government’s White Paper on Reservations tabled in the Assembly on 11 May 2000). The Hindu (Leader Page). 26 July 2000.

  4. “Reservation Politics” (In Karnataka). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 26 February 1995.

  5. “The Quota Conundrum” (On the reservation politics in Tamil Nadu). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 19 February 1995.

  6. “Judicial Pragmatism, Political Opportunism” (On the Supreme Court Judgments on the notifications relating to the Mandal Commission recommendations). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 14 March 1993.

  7. “Reservation in Perspective” (On the emergence and history of reservation in Madras Presidency). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 23, 30 August; 6 September 1992.

  8. “The Mandal Odyssey”. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 13 October 1991.

  9. “Reply to Andre Beteille: Some Issues Overlooked” (On reservations). The Hindu (Leader Page). 8 November 1990.

  10. “Tamil Nadu Backward Classes”. Indian Express (Leader Page). 6 June 1985.

  11. “Protective Discrimination and Other Backward Classes”. The Hindu (Open Page). 28 December 1982.


B2. CASTE SYSTEM, WEAKER SECTIONS, EMANCIPATION POLITICS

  1. “The Vanniyar Vampire” (Related to the write-up “Vanniyar Separatism”, but confined to the importance of the Vanniyar’s numerical preponderance in socio-political affairs). The New Sunday Express, Sunday Magazine, Cover Story. 28 July 2002.

  2. “Dalits and Durban” (On the furore on caste-race discrimination and non-inclusion of caste in the U.N. Conference Against Racism, etc., in Durban, South Africa, from 31 August to 7 September 2001.) The Hindu (Leader Page). 27-28 August 2001.

  3. “The Meaning of Vaikom” (On the meaning, message and significance of the Vaikom Satyagraha of 1924‑25 for establishing the rights of the Untouchables for use of the temple road). The Hindu (Leader Page). 5-6 April 1999.

  4. “Cast Off Caste in Census 2001” (On the need for excluding Caste from the 2001 Census). Indian Express (Leader Page). 9 December 1999.

  5. “The Dalit Controversy” (On the demands of Dalit Christians for Scheduled Caste status). The Hindu (Leader Page). 9-10 January 1996.

  6. “Putting Society Together Again” (On social exclusion and social integration). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 27 August 1995.

  7. “Manuvadis and Mayawati” (On Brahmin‑Dalit politics in Uttar Pradesh). The Hindu (Leader Page). 30 June 1995.

  8. “Exploiting the Exploited” (On Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha’s exploitation of the usage “Pariah”). The Hindu (Leader Page). 13 May 1995.

  9. “The Truth About Manu’s Misdeeds” (A fresh look at Manusmriti). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 8 November 1992.

  10. “Ambedkar on Minorities”. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 22 September 1991.

  11. “Political Appropriation of Ambedkar”. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 12 May 1991.

  12. “The Political Relevance of Ambedkar”. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 5 May 1991.

  13. “Ambedkar’s Legacy”. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 20 January 1991.


B3. EDUCATION

  1. “India’s Educational Backwardness”. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine) (With R. Akila). 26 July 1994.


B4. ELECTORAL POLITICS

  1. “Democratic Governance”. The Hindu (Leader Page). 15-16 April 2002.

  2. “Tamil Nadu’s Shame” (On the political crisis in Tamil Nadu precipitated by the arrest of DMK President and former Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi at the behest of AIADMK General Secretary and Chief Minister, J. Jayalalitha). The Hindu (Leader Page) 3 July 2001.

  3. .“Electoral Eccentricities” (On the swearing-in of Jayalalitha as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu despite her disqualification by the Election Commission from contesting the Assembly election). The Hindu (Leader Page). 23 May 2001.

  4. “Conviction Politics” (On the conviction related disqualification of Jayalalitha). The Hindu (Leader Page). 1-2 May 2001.

  5. “Politics of Perdition” (On the present Tamil Nadu election politics). The Hindu (Leader Page). 21-22 March 2001.

  6. Coalitions and Political Skulduggery” (On political perfidies at the Centre). The Hindu Business Line (Leader Page). 11 May 1999.

  7. “Witches’ Brew or Magic Potion?” (On the political crisis at the Centre). The Hindu Business Line (Leader Page). 16 February 1998.

  8. “The Perfidies of Power” (On the political crisis at the Centre). The Hindu Business Line (Leader Page). 10 April 1997.

  9. “Practical or Suicidal” (On India’s electoral politics). The Hindu (Leader Page). 26-27 April 1996.


B5. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  1. “The Taliban Tangle” (On terrorist attacks on the U.S. on 11 September 2001, and the “retaliatory strikes”). The Hindu (Leader Page). 24 September 2001. Reproduced in on the website of the Socialist Alliance. Also mentioned under A Nation’s Concerns (no. 14.).


B6. LAND REFORMS, SOCIAL CHANGE

  1. “Politics of Kerala Gift Deeds Act”. Deccan Herald (Leader page). 7 December 1979.

  2. “Implementation of Land Reforms in Kerala”. Deccan Herald (Leader page). 10 September 1979.



B7. LANGUAGE POLITICS


  1. “The Language Muddle”. (On the medium of instruction controversy in Tamil Nadu). The Hindu (Leader Page). 29-30 December 1999.


B8. LAW AND SOCIETY

  1. “Plagiarise or Perish”. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 7, 14 July 2002.

  2. “CNG Jolts Delhi! How did it happen?” Indya.com News. 4 September 2001.


B9. NATION’S CONCERNS

  1. “From Missile to Messianism: The Beginning of the Odyssey of a Proactive President”. The Milli Gazette. 1-15 September 2002.

  2. “The Taliban Tangle” (On terrorist attacks on the U.S. on 11 September 2001, and the “retaliatory strikes”). The Hindu (Leader Page). 24 September 2001.

  3. “Census and the Disabled” (On issues for consideration in the census of the disabled as part of the 2001 Census). The Hindu (Leader Page). 11 July 2000.


B10. POLITICS, GOVERNANCE, CORRUPTION

  1. “The Legacy of Kamaraj”. Sify.com. 24 November 2003.

  2. “The Affairs of Governance”. India.com. February 2001.

  3. “The Mother of All Scamsters” (On the politics of corruption in Tamil Nadu during AIADMK (Jayalalitha’s) rule, 1991‑96). The Hindu Business Line. 19 August 1997.

  4. “A ‘Mother’s’ Elegy for the AIADMK” (On the misrule of Jayalalitha in Tamil Nadu, 1991‑96). The Hindu Business Line. 20 August 1997.

  5. “Rao’s Redemption” (Appraisal of P.V. Narasimha Rao as Prime Minister of India). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 16 March 1997.

  6. “The Rise and Fall of Rao” (Appraisal of P.V. Narasimha Rao as Prime Minister of India). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 23 March 1997.

  7. “Scams and Stability” (On the politics of corruption in India). The Hindu Business Line (Leader Page). 16-17 January 1997.

  8. “Marriage and Morals” (On the controversy about the vulgarity, ostentation and misuse of Government machinery for the marriage of Jayalalitha’s foster‑son). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 12 November 1995.


B11. RELIGION, COMMUNALISM

  1. “Modi’s Cyber Chicanery” (On Hindutva’s manipulation of electoral politics in Gujarat). The Milli Gazette (Online), 9 December 2002; (Print Edition), 16-31 December 2002.

  2. “Communal carnage and political opportunism”. The Milli Gazette. 1-15 June 2002.

  3. “Conversion Politics”. The Hindu (Leader Page). 6-7 November 2002.

  4. “Faith in a time of rationality” (On miracle and Mother Teresa). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 30 September 2001.

  5. “The Conversion Bogey” (On Hindutva’s atrocities against minorities). The Hindu (Leader Page). 25-26 January 1999.

  6. “Camouflaging Communalism” (On the two Bills before Parliament to curb communalism in elections). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 7 November 1993.

  7. “A Deepening Paradox” (On the politics of temple administration in Tamil Nadu). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 22 December 1991.

  8. “Glory Lost and Regained”. The Illustrated Weekly of India. 24-30 June 1984.


C. SELECT KEYNOTE ADDRESSES, ENDOWMENT LECTURES, ETC.

  1. “Globalisation and Education”. K.K. Shah Endowment Lectures. Department of Politics and Public Administration. University of Madras. 30 March 2005.

  2. “History-Sociology Interface”. Sir William Meyer Endowment Lectures. Department of Indian History. University of Madras. January 2005.

  3. “From the Margins to the Mainstream”. Key Note Address. UGC National Seminar on Marginal Groups, Political Participation, and Democracy. Madurai-Kamaraj University. 6 January 2005.

  4. “Farmers’ Suicides: Some Sociological Reflections”. Commissioned Paper presented at the national seminar on Agrarian Crisis and Farmers’ Suicide. Governance and Police Space (GAPS, Ford Foundation Project) and Nagarjuna University. February 2005.

  5. “The future of social science teaching and research in India”. Inaugural Address. Seminar on Social Science Education in India: Does it have a future? Department of Sociology. University of Madras. 29 March 2004.

  6. “GATS and Education”. Address. National Student Parliament Against Globalisation of Higher Education” organised by the University Students’ Unions in Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram. 27 January 2004.

  7. “The State of Human Rights in India”. Department of Political Studies, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. 10 December 2003.

  8. “Perspectives on Human Rights and Democracy”. UGC Academic Staff College, University of Kerala. 8-10 December 2003.

  9. “Religion and Culture in the Age of Globalisation”. International Conference on Religion and Globalisation. Payap University, Thailand. 26 July to 1 August 2003.

  10. “Affirmative Action and Human Resource Development”. Burapha University, Bangkok 2 August 2003.

  11. “Tamil Nadu Economy from a Sociological Perspective”. Presidential Address. State-level seminar on “Tamil Nadu Economy since 1991: Problems and Prospects. Loyola College Economics Association for Development. 31 January 2003.

  12. “Democratic Governance”. Professor R.M. Ruthnasamy endowment lectures. Department of Political Science. Annamalai University. 26 March 2002.

  13. “Perspectives on Fundamentalism”. Institute of Philosophy and Culture, Sacred Hearts College (Satya Nilayam). Chennai. 15 February 2002.

  14. Presidential Address. National seminar on Emerging Socio-Political Movements in the New Millennium: New Challenges. Department of Sociology. University of Madras. 29 March 2001.

  15. “Educational Perspectives Old and New”. Jotiba Phule Endowment Lectures. Department of Sociology. University of Madras. 11-12 March 1999.


D. OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  1. Supervising the PhD work of a number of scholars in Sociology and Social Work.

  2. Serving on policy-making committees of academic institutions, and on committees for selection of students from deprived sections for higher education.

  3. Serving as member of editorial team/editorial advisory boards.


E. BOOK REVIEWS


  1. Rajen Harshe. Interpreting Globalisation: Perspectives on International Relations. Seminar (Monthly journal). December 2005

  2. Debi Chatterjee. Up Against Caste: Comparative Study of Ambedkar and Periyar. Indian Social Science Review. (Awaited)

  3. Gail Omvedt. Buddhism in India: Challenging Brahmanism and Caste. Sociological Bulletin. 54(1) January-April 2005.

  4. James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer. Globalization Unmasked: Imperialism in the 21st Century. Seminar. No. 534. February 2004. Also in Spectrezine.org. 1 May 2004.

  5. Ann Brooks and Alison Mackinnon (Ed.) Gender and the Restructured University: Changing Management and Culture in Higher Education. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. XXV (1). May 2003.

  6. Surinder S. Jodhka (Ed.) Communities and Identities: Contemporary Discourses on Culture and Politics in India. Sociological Bulletin. 52 (1). March 2003.

  7. Angela W. Little: Labouring to Learn: Towards a Political Economy of Plantations, People and Education in Sri Lanka. Journal of Educational Planning and Administration. XVII (1). January 2003.

  8. Arun Shourie. Courts and Their Judgments. Seminar. No. 519. November 2002.

  9. “On an Appraisal Journey”. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 4 July 1999. Review of C.P. Bhambri’s book Indian Politics Since Independence. Vol. 2.

  10. “Faultiness at Fifty”. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 6 December 1998. Review of Polity and Governance: Papers and Proceedings of a Symposium. Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.

  11. “Justifications for Reservation”. Review of V.A. Pai Panandikar (Ed.) The Politics of Backwardness: Reservation Policy in India. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 18 January 1998.

  12. Suresh Chandra Ghosh. The History of Education in Modern India: 1757‑1986. Frontline. 6 September 1996.

  13. “The Last Maharaja”. Review of Louise Ouwerkerk’s book. No Elephants for the Maharaja: Social and Political Change in Travancore, 1921‑47. (Ed.) by Dick Kooiman. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 15 October 1995.

  14. “Defending the Indefensible”. Reply to a rejoinder (“Sir C.P. Maligned”) to the above review. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 26 November 1995.

  15. S. Gurumurthy. Technical Assistance and Economic Development: The Indian Experience. Indian Review of Books. March‑April 1995.

  16. Eleanor Zelliot. From Untouchable to Dalit: Essays on the Ambedkar Movement. Indian Economic and Social History Review. XXXI (1). July‑September 1994.

  17. “Embourgeoisement of India”. Review of Robert W. Stern’s book Changing India: Bourgeois Revolution on the Subcontinent. Indian Review of Books. June‑July 1994.

  18. “Rama on Trial”. Review of Jitendra Bajaj (Ed.) Ayodhya and the Future of India. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 6 March 1994.

  19. “India’s Pervasive Violence”. Review of M.N. Srinivas’ book On Living in a Revolution and Other Essays. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 19 December 1993.

  20. “The Paradox of Discrimination”. Review of Andre Beteille’s book The Backward Classes in Contemporary India. The Hindu (Sunday Magazine). 10 January 1993.

  21. “Caste Dominance, Old and New”. Review of Francine R. Frankel and M.S.A. Rao (Ed.) Dominance and State Power in Modern India: Decline of a Social Order, 2 Volumes. Indian Express (Madras). 13 April 1991.

  22. K.N. Panikkar. Against Lord and State: Religion and Peasant Uprisings in Malabar, 1836‑1921. Development and Change. 22 (3). July 1991.

  23. “Munro as an Imperial Hero”. Review of Burton Stein’s book Thomas Munro: The Origins of the Colonial State and His Vision of Empire. Economic and Political Weekly. XXVI (1‑2). 5-12 January 1991.

  24. “Historian’s Delight”. Review of K.N. Panikkar’s book Peasant Protests and Revolts in Malabar. Indian Express (Madras). 8 December 1990.

  25. “How the British Destroyed Bengal’s Textile Industry”. Review of Hameeda Hossain’s book The Company Weavers of Bengal. Indian Express (Madras). 7 July 1990.

  26. Kathleen Gough. Rural Change in Southeast India, 1950s to 1980s. Contributions to Indian Sociology. 24(1), January‑June 1990.

  27. “How the Coolie Beast was tamed”. Review of Jan Breman’s book, Taming the Coolie Beast: Plantation Society and the Colonial Order in Southeast Asia. Indian Express (Madras). 28 April 1990.

  28. S.N. Choudhary (Ed.) Changing Status of Depressed Castes in Contemporary India. Social Action Book Review Supplement. V (5). October 1988.

  29. “Dance of the Damned”. Review of K.K.N. Kurup’s book Teyyam: A Ritual Dance of Kerala. Indian Express (all‑India). 22 February 1987.

  30. “Indulging a Goddess”. Review of C.J. Fuller’s book Servants of the Goddess: The Priests of a South Indian Temple. Indian Express (all‑India). 24 February 1985.

  31. Marc Galanter. Competing Equalities: Law and the Backward Classes in India. MIDS Bulletin. XIV (11). November 1984.

  32. “Blighted Roots”. Review of Dharampal’s book The Beautiful Tree: Indigenous Indian Education in the Eighteenth Century. Indian Express (All‑India). 26 February 1984.

  33. “A Study of Peasant Societies”. Review of Joan P. Mencher (Ed.) Social Anthropology of Peasantry. The Hindu (Tuesday edition). 22 November 1983.

  34. “Confusing and Misleading”. Reviews of Murli M. Sinha’s book Modernisation and Community Power, and N.D. Kamble’s book Labour Migration in Indian States. Indian Express (All‑India). 20 November 1983.

  35. “Peasants in Revolt”. Review of D.N. Dhanagare’s book Peasant Movements in India, 1920‑1950. Indian Express (All‑India) 17 July 1983.

  36. “The Soviet Dilemma”. Review of Daniel Singer’s book Road to Gdansk: Poland and the USSR. Economic and Political Weekly. XVIII (26). 25 June 1983.

  37. “Logan’s Legacy”. Review of K.K.N. Kurup’s book William Logan: A Study in the Agrarian Relations of Malabar. Economic and Political Weekly. XVI (28‑29). 11-18 July 1981.

  38. “The Meaning of Kayyur”. Review of K.K.N. Kurup’s book Kayyur Riot: A Terrorist Episode in the Nationalist Movement in Kerala. Economic and Political Weekly. XIV (26). 30 June 1979.

  39. Robin Jeffrey. The Decline of Nayar Dominance: Society and Politics in Travancore, 1847-1908. Social Scientist. V (12). No. 60. July 1977.


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