List of Publications




Amitabh – The Making Of A Superstar. Penguin. Delhi.2006



  1. “Anthony Gonsalves” in Non-Fiction Writings.  Penguin. Delhi. 2008
  2. “Sociology of Stars in Hindi Cinema” in Sociology of Globalization. Ed Sakarama and Ganesha Somaiyaji. Rawat. Delhi. 2006.
  3. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Hindi Cinema. Form And Ideology Of The Hindi Commercial Cinema. 2003.
  4. “Globalization And The Future of Backward Class Politics In India.” In Backward Classes In India. Ed B.V.Bhosale. Deep and Deep. Delhi. 2003.
  5. “The TVE Edge – Understanding China’s Economic Miracle”. in Chinese Odyssey – Mao To Market . Country Series. ICFAI. Hyderabad. 2001.
  6. “Survey Of Food Consumption And Nutrients In Slum Areas Of South Calcutta.” In West Bengal – A Socio-economic Profile. Ed Goutam Sarkar. Institute For Studies In Social And Economic Development. Kolkata. 1998.



  1. Air India Strike and the Plot Against the PSUs. Governance Now. May 16-31. Vol. 2. Issue 08. 2011.
  2. The Structural Crisis Of The World Steel Industry. EPW, 2-8 August, 2003.
  3. Prospects For The Revival Of Indian Industry, in conversation with ICFAI. ICFAI Reader. Hyderabad. October, 2002.
  4. Globalization And The Cement Industry, EPW, 7-13, September, 2002.
  5. Consolidating Reforms – Analysis Of The Union Budget of 2002-03. co-authored with Nitin Shah and Pitabas Mohanty. Analyst.. Hyderabad. April, 2002.
  6. Recession – End In Sight?, co-authored with Stephen C. Cecchetti, Edward Yardeni, Claude Smajda and Sudipa Majumdar. Analyst. Hyderabad. March 2002.
  7. Agenda For The Union Budget.  Analyst. Hyderabad. February, 2002.
  8. Reforms Roadmap. Co-authored with Saby Ganguly, Uttam Gupta, Parag Parikh and Kiran Nanda. Analyst. Hyderabad. August, 2001.
  9. Global Steel Industry. Analyst.. Hyderabad. April, 2001.
  10. Is Steel Too Soft To Compete? Business Standard, 1st February, 2001.
  11. The Global Recession – Basic Issues Facing The Steel Industry. JPC Bulletin. April-May 1999. Kolkata.



  1.  Bhadrolok Mein Sendh – Mamata Banerjee (Hindi). Edit page. Amar Ujala. Hindi Daily. 15th October, 2010.
  2. The Nation As A Team, Citizens As Players, Development as A Game – The Cultural Ramifications of Globalization. India economy Review, 2008. IIPM, Delhi. August 2008.
  3. Why Does The Media Not Have  A Theory? – A Possible Reply. Economic And Political Weekly,  23rd June, 2001.
  4. Civil Society Through Clear Eyes. Economic And Political Weekly. 30th September, 2000.
  5. Theorizing Post-coloniality : Some Comments. Newsletter of the Research Committee on Theory, Concepts And Method. Indian Sociological Society. CSSS, Kolkata. August, 2000.
  6. Newness And Respect For Academic Tradition In India Sociology. Sociological Bulletin. September, 1998.
  7. Understanding Marriage And Legitimacy. Current Anthropology. Vol 39 No 3. June 1998.
  8. The State Resurrected – A Theory Of The Modern State Under Globalization. Economic And Political Weekly. 14th February, 1998.
  9. Redeployment Of The Feminine. Economic And Political Weekly. 25th June, 1998.



  1. Uttam Kumar – A Sociological View Of The Bengali Culture In The Aftermath of Partition. Tehaai. Kolkata. Special Issue. Uttam Kumar. July 2009.
  2. Sarkar – Re-presenting Amitabh Bachchan. EPW. Mumbai. 19th September 2005.
  3. Social And Cultural Conceptions Of The Body. The Journal. Psychology Foundation Of India. Delhi. December, 2001.
  4. The Crorepati Phenomenon – Viewer Analysis Of “Kaun Banega Crorepati” on Star Plus Channel. Lights Camera Action. Mumbai. May-June, 2000.
  5. The Greatness And Limitations Of Amitabh Bachchan – An Analysis Of The Debates In “Mohabbatein”. Lights Camera Action. Mumbai. May-June, 2000.
  6. How Do People Really Watch Films – A Study Of Fiza. Lights Camera Action. Mumbai. November-December,1999.


  1. New Economic Policies And Dalits. Ed. P.G.Jogdanand . 2000. Sociological Bulletin.Vol 51, No 1. March 2002.
  2. Viramma. Viramma, Racine and Racine. 2000. Economic And Political Weekly.  10th June, 2001.
  3. Living With Modernity. Javeed Alam. 1998.  Biblio, nos 1& 2. January-February, 2000.
  4. Income, Poverty And Beyond – Human Development In India. Ed Raja Chelliah et al. 1999. Economic And Political Weekly. 11th December, 1999.
  5. Social Structure And Change Vol 5. Religion And Society. Essays In Honour Of M.N.Srinivas. ed A.M.Shah et al. Summerhill.Vol IV, No 2 Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies. Shimla. December 1998.
  6. Women Reborn. Renuka Singh. 1997. Sociological Bulletin. Vol 46, No 2. September 1997.



  1. Remaking The Nation – Study Of Bollywood Remakes. International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka. July. 2008.
  2. Work And Wealth. Changing Nature Of Occupational Mobility Under Globalization. All India Sociological Conference. IIT Kanpur. December. 2002.
  3. Globalization And The Changing relationship Between The Global And The Local. All India Sociological Conference. IIT Kanpur. December. 2002.
  4. Exploring the Capitalist Roots Of Marginalization. National Seminar On Marginalization And Technology. Jadavpur University, Kolkata. November, 2002.
  5. Globalization And The Media. Guest Lecture. Academic Staff College. 44th Social Sciences Refresher Course. October. 2002.
  6. Non-Performing Assets Of The Indian Steel Industry. Institute of Economic Growth. October, 2002.
  7. Globalization And Its Trade-offs. Indian Sociological Conference, Amritsar. December, 2001.
  8. Globalization And The Prospects of The Marginalized Groups. Indian Sociological Conference, Amritsar. December, 2001.
  9. Future Of Backward Classes Under Globalization. Department Of Sociology. University of Pune. February, 2000.
  10. Estimation And Forecast Of Steel Consumption In Housing Through The Census Data. Institute Of Architects. Mumbai. August, 1999.
  11. Estimation Of Growth Of Prosperity In Rural Households Through The Study Of Income Class Data.  Steel Scenario. February, 1996.
  12. Popular Conceptions Of Illiteracy And The Popular Consciousness – Study Of Kabir.  Centre For Historical Studies. Jawaharlal Nehru University. March, 1994.
  13. Counterfinality Of Sati – Study Of “Antarjali Jatra”, a film by Goutam Ghosh. Centre For The Studies In Social Systems. Jawaharlal Nehru University. December, 1989.

Web Publications: India Infoline, 2000-01.



  1. Myth Of The Per Capita Consumption Of Steel
  2. Differences In The Behaviour Of Domestic Prices Of Steel Across Major Cities Of India.
  3. High Costs Of Inputs, Depressed Prices Of Output.
  4. Ignore Prices – Alternative Measures Of Market Buoyancy.
  5. Firmer Steel Prices, Weaker Cement Prices.
  6. Ask For A Lower Burden Of Interests And Not Lower Interests.
  7. Problem Of Value Growth In The Indian Steel Industry.
  8. The Importance Of Value-addition In The Indian Steel Industry.
  9. Bail-out For The Steel Industry May Be Through Modernization And Not The Market.
  10. The Mystery Of The Growing Non-Performing Assets.
  11. The Hub Of Technology – The Key To Competition.
  12. Why Consolidations Is Not A Solution To The Steel Industry’s Problems
  13. Resolving The Problem Of Over-capacity Through Knowledge.
  14. The Pricing Behaviour Of Indian Firms



  1. How Do Firms Invest In India
  2. Growth Of Firms In Defiance Of Economic Theory
  3. The Macro-economic Model Of Mr Yashwant Sinha
  4. Rates Of Interests – Nominal vs real
  5. Savings – How They Have Worked For East Asia
  6. The Old Economy vs The New Economy – Why The Service Sector May Not Be The Best Option.
  7. Response Of GDP With The Individual Components Of Capital Formation
  8. Removal Of Quantitative Restrictions – Who Loses And Why?
  9. Nasty Nasdaqs And Frightening Fridays: How Adversities In The Stock Market May Work Well For India
  10. Nasdaq’s Crash – Jobless Growth.
  11. The New World Trade – Decisive Importance Of The Non-traded Sectors

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