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2015. Visnu’s will: The liberating discipline of the Pāñcarātra Vaisnavas and the world ordering of a Vaisnava king of kings, in six chapters.

2014.  America communicates world order. Seminar, Intellectuals and Social Action, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 7, 1989, revised and expanded.

2014. Human agency in the social sciences. Lecture, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 6, 1989, revised and expanded.

2013. What happens in a Hindi film. New approaches to Asian media and film, ed. M. Hobart. Asian Journal of Social Science 41: 492–509.

2012. Classics in the garden: suppers in an earthly paradise. In Modernity’s classics, eds. S.C. Humphreys & R.G. Wagner, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 55–76.

2012. Paradise on earth: The Deccan sultanates. In Garden and landscape practices in pre-colonial India: histories from the Deccan, ed. D. Ali & E.J. Flatt, New Delhi: Routledge India, 75–100.

2010. From village to shantytown: poverty and mobility in the popular films of the new India. In Village matters: re-locating villages in the contemporary anthropology of India, eds. D. Mines & N. Yazgi, New Delhi: Oxford Univ. Press, 241–255.

2009. Who really gives us experiences of awe and ecstasy? Seminar, Leisure and social change: the transcultural flow of concepts, institutions, and practices across Asia, Boston University.

2009. Popular patriotism in Indian film. In Political Hinduism: the religious imagination in public spheres, ed. V. Lal, New Delhi: Oxford Univ. Press, 251–275.

2008. Kashmir as paradise on earth. In The valley of Kashmir: the making and unmaking of a composite culture? eds. A. Rao & T.N. Madan. Delhi: Manohar, 523–561.

2006. Text and practice: essays in South Asian history, Introduction, D. Ali, New Delhi: Oxford Univ. Press (articles indicated below).

2006. Embodying God: From imperial progresses to national progress in India. Texts and practice, 241–311. Expansion of version in Economy and society 24.2 (May 1995): 245–78.

2000. Querying the medieval: texts and history in South Asia. With J. Walters & D. Ali, including: Introduction: From philological to dialogical texts, 3–28, and Imperial Puranas: Kashmir as Vaishnava center of the world, 29–98, New York: Oxford Univ. Press.

2000. Imagining India, Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, republication with new Preface of 1990 Oxford: Basil Blackwell edition.

2000. Not-so-global videos. The Video CD: knowing and using a Pacific Asian technology, Lecture, Goldsmiths College, London, June 18, 1998, revised and expanded.

1999. Transnational class, erotic arcadia, and commercial utopia in Hindi films. In Image journeys: audio-visual media and cultural change in India, eds. C. Brosius & M. Butcher, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 41–66.

1997. Transcending identities in modern India’s world. In Politics and the ends of identities, ed. K. Dean, Aldershot: Ashgate, 64–102 (T & P, 312–354).

1992. Changes in the Vedic priesthood. In Ritual, state and history in South Asia: Essays in honour of J.C. Heesterman, eds. A.W. van den Hoek, D.H.A. Kolff, & M S. Oort, Leiden: E. J. Brill: 556–77 (T & P, 102–125). 

1986. Tradition against itself. American ethnologist 13.4 (November): 762–75 (T & P, 61–86).

1986. Orientalist constructions of India. Modern Asian studies 20, 3: 401–46 (T & P, 13–60).

1986. Kings and omens. In Purity and auspiciousness in Indian society, eds. J. Carman and F. Marglin. Journal of developing societies 2: 30–40 (T & P, 179–191).

1985 Hindu evil as unconquered lower self. In The anthropology of evil, ed. D. Parkin, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 142–64 (T & P, 213–237).

1985. The Hindu temple as a chain of being. In L’espace du temple 1: espaces, itinéraires, médiations, ed. J-C. Galey, Purusartha 8: 53–73 (T & P, 192–212).

1985. Lordship and caste in Hindu discourse, In Indian religion, eds. A. Cantlie & R. Burghart. Collected papers on South Asia, 7, London: Palgrave Macmillan (Curzon Press): 159–79 (T & P, 160–178).

1982. Hierarchies of kings in early medieval India. In Way of life: king, householder, renouncer—essays in honour of Louis Dumont, ed. T.N. Madan, New Delhi: Vikas, 1982; also in Contributions to Indian Sociology New Series 15 (1981): 99–125 (T & P, 129–159).

1979. The ceremony of the Great Gift (Mahadana): structure and historical context in Indian ritual and society. In Asie du sud, traditions et changements, ed. M. Gaborieau & A. Thorner. Colloques internationaux du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 582. Paris: 131–36 (T & P, 89–101).

1977. Kinship in Bengali culture. With R.W. Nicholas. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.

1975. Marriage and rank in Bengali culture: A history of caste and clan in Middle Period Bengal. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press.


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