Academic Books & Papers


The Truth About Us: The Politics of Information from Manu to Modi. 2019. Hachette.

Seeking Middle Ground: Land, Markets, and Public Policy. 2019. Co-edited with Amitendu Palit. Oxford University Press.

The Other One Percent: Indians in America. 2016. With Devesh Kapur and Nirvikar Singh. Oxford University Press.

The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence. Oxford University Press. 2013  

Made in India : The Economic Geography and Political Economy of Industrialization. With Somik Lall.  Oxford University Press. 2007. Read Chapter 1.

Fragments of Inequality: Social, Spatial, and Evolutionary Analyses of Income Distribution. Routledge. 2006. Read Chapter 1.

Policing Illegal Drug Markets: Geographic Approaches to Crime Reduction. With George Rengert and Jerry Ratcliffe. Criminal Justice Press. 2005

In Progress

Colossus: The Anatomy of Delhi. Co-editor with Neelanjan Sircar. In progress.

Papers/Chapters (a sample)

Land Acquisition in India: The Political-Economy of Changing the Law. Area Development and Policy 1(1): 48-62. 2016

      Best Paper Award from the Regional Studies Association, 2017 

Inherited Land: The Evolution of Land Markets and Rights Before Independence.  In A. Dutt et al (eds.) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development. Netherlands: Springer (Vol-I). pp. 131-150. 2015

Bypass. In Strangely Beloved: Writings on Calcutta. N. Gupta Ed. New Delhi: Raintree. Pp. 184-90. 2014. Read

Globalization and South Asia. In South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures. A. Najam and M. Yusuf, Eds. Anthem Press. Pp. 147-52. 2013. Read

A New Price Regime: Land Markets in Urban and Rural India. Economic and Political Weekly  Vol. 43, No.7, pp. 45-54. 2013. Read

Regional Development in India: Paradigms Lost in a Period of Great Change. Eurasian Geography and Economics 53: 21–43. Wiley-Blackwell. 2012. Read

A Lot of Scepticism and Some Hope. Economic and Political Weekly 41:29-31. 2011. Read

Clusters and Regional Development. In The International Studies Encyclopedia Volume 1. R. A. Denemark, ed. Pp. 323-42. 2010. Read

“Industrialization: South Asia.”  “Urbanism and Urbanization: South Asia.” “Kolkata.” In Encyclopedia of the Modern World.  P. N. Stearns, Ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 2008.

Ad hocism at Large: Why Indian Urban Planning is Limited to Project Implementation.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Urban Planning and Environment. University of Mumbai. 2007.

The Effect of Individual, Program, and Neighborhood Variables on Continuity of Treatment Among Dually Diagnosed Individuals. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 87:54-62. (With GJ Stahler, S Mazzella, J Mennis, G Rengert, and R Spiga.) 2007.

From Colonial City to Global City? The Far-From-Complete Spatial Transformation of Calcutta, in The Urban Geography Reader, N. R. Fyfe and J. T. Kenny (Eds.), London and New York: Routledge.  Pp. 84-92. (Reprint from Globalizing Cities: A New Spatial Order? P. Marcuse and R. van Kempen, editors, Oxford: Blackwell. pp. 56-77.) 2005. Read

Urban Development in the Global Periphery: The Consequences of Economic and Ideological Globalization.  In Globalization and Urban Development. H. W. Richardson and C-H. Bae, editors.  Springer: Berlin and New York.  Pp. 29-42. (Reprint from Annals of Regional Science). 2005.

The History and Geography of Regional Development Theory: A Futile Search for a Paradigm. In Development, Displacement and Disparity – India in the Last Quarter of the Twentieth Century, S. Marjit and N. Banerjee (Eds.), New Delhi: Orient-Longman.  Pp. 29-52. 2005.

Do Localization Economies Matter in Cluster Formation? Questioning the Conventional Wisdom with Data from Indian Metropolises. Environment and Planning A 37:331-53. (With S Lall and J Koo.) 2005. Read

Industrial Location and Spatial Inequality: Theory and Evidence from India. Review of Development Economics 9:47-68. 2005. Read

One thought on “Academic Books & Papers

  1. Dear sir pls pùblishe your book in hindi editions .most of people have hindi bhasha for under standing new thought. Most writer or reacher write paper in english but general people can not under stand so pls make hindi editions


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