Articles

Articles in English

On Development

  1. Robbing the Land of the Poor: Land Acquisition in Gujarat”,New Leader, February 1-15, 2008,pp. 12-13.
  2. Development Induced Displacement in Gujarat 1947-2004”, in Nambiyar Sunita et al (eds), in Special Economic Zones (SEZs): Issues and Challenges Ahead, Vadodara: Faculty of Social Work, The M. S. University of Baroda, 2008.
  3. With Shashikant Kumar, “Development Violence: A Case of Ukai-Kakrapar Displaced People”, in Condition of Marginal Groups in Contemporary India, Festschrift in Honour of the Late Professor S. P. Punalekar. (Forthcoming).
  4. Development induced Displacement in Gujarat 1947-2004”, in Ram Puniyani and Uday Mehta (eds), (Forthcoming).
  5. Development and Displacement of Tribal Communities in Gujarat”, in Amita Shah (ed.), GIDR, Ahmedabad (Forthcoming).

 

Health

  1. (With Purendra Prashad), “Ethnography of Malaria in Surat District: Putting People on the Agenda”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 33, No. 24, 13-19 June, 1988.
  2. “Inviting the Plague”, Down to Earth, 15 July, 1995, p. 48.
  3. “Role of Socio-Cultural Behaviour in the Control of Disease with Special Reference to Malaria”, III Asia Pacific Conference on the Social Sciences and Medicine, Vol. II, Perth: Edith Cowan University, 1997.

 

Religion

  1. Religious Conversion and Social Mobility”, ICSSR Research Abstracts Quarterly, 22 (1 & 2), January-June, 1994.
  2. “Social Concern in Christianity”, in Chhaya Patel (ed.) Social Work Practices: Religio-Philosophical Foundation, Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 1999.
  3. “Religious Movements among Tribals of South Gujarat”, in Ambrose Pinto (ed.), State, Development and Alternatives, Delhi: Indian Institute, 1999.
  4. “Religion and Politics in India”, America, Vol 182, No. 5, February 19, 2000, pp. 7-10.
  5. “A Rejoinder to Letter from Mumbai”, Oyster, March, 2000, pp. 4-7.
  6. “Religion as Public Influence in India”, Third Millennium, January-March, 2000, pp. 46-56.
  7. “How Serious is the Persecution against Christians in India?”, in Herve Morrisette (eds) Witnessing in a Struggling Church, Bangalore: Indian Catechetical Association, 2005, pp. 63-88.
  8. “Brahmanical Social Order and Christianity in India”, in S. M. Dahiwale (ed.), Understanding Indian Society: The Non-Brahmanic Perspective, New Delhi: Rawat Publications, 2005, pp. 182-195.
  9. “Religious Cover for Political Power: BJP’s Cultural Nationalism”, Third Millennium, Vol. VIII, No.1, January - March 2005, pp. 38-48.
  10. “Multiculturalism, Religion and Social Change in India”, in Amaladoss (ed.) For Others with Others, Anand: Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 2007.
  11. With A.M.Shah, P.J.Patel, “A Heady Mix: Gujarati and Hindu Pride”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIII, No. 8, pp.19-22, February 23-29, 2008.
  12. “Continue Your Work, Sisters, Although Evil Forces May Target You!”, The New Leader,  Vol. 121, No. 8, April 16-30, 2008, p. 25.
  13. “A Heavy Price for Empowerment”, Indian Currents, Vol. XX, No. 13 & 14, p. 27, 2008.
  14. “Why Does Lay Collaboration Remain Elusive?”, Jivan, Nov. Dec. 2008, p. 9.
  15. “Will the Real Jesuit Alumni: Please Stand Up?”, Jivan, January, 2009, pp.16-17.
  16. “Religious Fundamentalism - A Challenge to Democracy in India”, Social Action, Vol. 59, No. 2, April-June 2009, pp. 143-158.
  17. “Sonia, Politics and Christian - Bashing”, Indian Currents, Vol. XXI, No. 42, October 18, 2009, pp. 33-34.
  18. (With Biswaroop Das), “Religious Cover for Political Power: Narratives from People and the Vernacular Press on the 2002 Riots in Gujarat”, in Baviskar B.S. and Patel Tulsi (eds), Understanding Indian Society: Past and Present, Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2010.
  19. “Christianization, Hinduization and Indigenous Revivalism among the Tribals of Gujarat,” in Rowena Robinson and Joseph Marianus Kujur (eds), Margins of Faith: Dalit and Tribal Christianity in India, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2010, pp.211-234.
  20. “Hindutva, Naxalism and Christians”, Indian Currents, Vol. XXII, No. 31, 26 July -01 August 2010, pp. 34-35.
  21. “Stimulate Inter-faith Talks”, Indian Currents, Vol. XXII, No.15, 4-10 April 2011.

Tribals

  1. “Christianisation Process among the Tribals of Gujarat”, Indian Missiological Review, Vol. 13, September 1991, pp. 39-57.
  2. “Ethnocide and Pauperisation of Tribal Oustees of Large Dams”, New Quest, March-April, 1992.
  3. “The Future of the Adivasi in Gujarat”, Jivan, October 1992.
  4. “Suppression of Valia Tribals and Their Assertion”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXIX, No. 15, 1994.
  5. “Strategy for Containment: The Dangi Darbar Drama”, Economic and Political Weekly, 30 (38), September, 23, 1995.
  6. “Tribal Consciousness in India”, Satyanilayam, Vol. 2, August 2002, pp. 94-100.
  7. “Tribals and Christianity in Gujarat”, The Eastern Anthropologist, Vol. 56, Nos. 2-4, April - December 2003.
  8. “Poverty and Hatred: Communalisation of Adivasis of Gujarat”, New Leader, July 1-15, 2005.
  9. (With Amit Mitra), “Impact of Globalization on the Adivasis”, in Thomas D’Sa (ed.), The Church in India in the Emerging Third Millennium”, Bangalore: NBCLC, 2005, pp. 131-141.
  10. “Tribals and Christianity in Gujarat”, in H. S. Saksena, Vinaykumar Srivastava and Sukant K. Chaudhury (eds), Scheduled Tribes and Development, New Delhi: Serials Publications, 2006, pp. 268-291.
  11. “Where have all the Tribals Gone”, Jivan, July 2010, pp. 23-24.

 

Dalits

  1. “Caste Dynamics”, Jeevadhara, No. 16, 1979.
  2. “Aangaliat: A Gujarati Dalit Novel”, New Quest, No. 69, May-June 1988.
  3. “Conversion, Emigration and Social Mobility of an ex-Scheduled Caste from Central Gujarat”, Social Action, Vol. 39, October-December, 1989.
  4. “Visions and Illusions of Dalit Converts in India”, Social Action, Vol. 43, October-December, 1993.
  5.  “Dominant Caste and Atrocities on Scheduled Castes in Gujarat”, The Downtrodden India, Vol. 1, No. 1, January-April, 1994.
  6. “Dalit Religious Movement and Dalit Identity”, in Walter Fernandes (ed.), In the Emerging Dalit Identity, Delhi: Indian Social Institute, 1996.
  7. “Vision, Illusions and Dilemmas of Dalit Christians”, in Ghanshyam Shah (ed.) Dalit Identity and Politics, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2001.
  8. “Social Construction of Caste and Race”, IIC Newsletter, Vol. 52, No.1, January 2002.
  9.  “Dalit Christians and Church Personnel in India”, in Gregory Karotemprel and Mark Barco (eds), Dalits and Tribals: The Plight and Path Ahead, Rajkot: Deepti Publications, 2009, pp. 155-174.

 

Culture

  1. Towards an Inculturation in the Non-Sanskritic Tradition, Vidyajyoti, January 1985.
  2. Becoming a Marginal Native, Anthropos, No. 85, 1990.
  3. Household and Family among Thakors in a North Gujarat Village, Sociological Bulletin, Vol. 41, Nos. 1 &2, March-September, 1992.
  4. Regional Culture and Religion, Vidyajyoti, Vo. 57, No. 4, April, 1993.
  5. “Becoming a Marginal Native”, Third Millennium, VII (2004) 4, pp. 70-76. (Part I).
  6. “Becoming a Marginal Native”, Third Millennium, VIII (2005) 1, pp. 67-78. (Part II).
  7. “The Kolis of Gujarat: A Conspectus”, in H.S Verma and Nadeem Hasnain (eds), Stagnation, Retrograde Change or Positive Progress?: Vignettes from the Journey of the OBC Communities in the Process of Change in India, New Delhi: Serials Publications, 2005, pp. 45-69.
  8. “Household and Family among Thakors in a North Gujarat Village”, in Tulsi Patel (ed.), The Family in India: Structure and Practice, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2005, pp.267- 286.
  9. “Cultural Nationalism and Missionary Education in India”, Vidyajyoti, Vol. 73, No. 3, March 2009.

 

Communalism and Riots

  1. (With Paul D’Souza), “Surat Riots – Images of Violence”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 27, No. 5, January 30, 1993.
  2. “Of Mice, Men and Violence”, Mainstream, Vol. XXXI, No. 14, February 13, 1993.
  3. “Communal Violence in Surat City”, Social Action, Vol. 43, April-June 1993.
  4. “Communal Violence and Communalism”, Jivan, April, 1994.
  5. “Communalism and Christian Response in India”, Vidyajyoti, 59(6), June, 1995.
  6. “The Minority and its Discontent”, Radiance Views Weekly, 17-23 January, 1999.
  7. “Communal Riots and Coping Mechanisms in a Slum in Surat”, in Ghanshyam Shah (ed.), Communalism and Communal Violence, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2001.
  8. “We Belong to Bharat, not Hindustan”, Communalism Combat, Jan-Feb, 2002.
  9.  “Persecution of Christians in India”, Dialog: A Journal of Theology, Vol. 41, No.2, 2002.
  10. “Tolerance of Violence in Gujarat”, Oyster, Vol. 5, No. 2, Nov. 2000, pp. 6-10.
  11.  “Fascism in India:  Possible Responses by Pastors”, Third Millennium, Vol. V, No. 4, 2002, pp. 74-82.
  12. Adivasis, Hindutva and Post-Godhra Violence in Tribal Gujarat”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVII, No.48, Nov.30, 2002, pp. 4844-4849.
  13. “Adivasis, Hindutva and Post-Godhra Riots in Gujarat”, (reprinted), in Chaitanya Krishna (ed.), Fascism in India, Faces, Fangs and Facts, Delhi: Manak Publishers, 2003, pp. 313 -331.
  14.  “Fascism and Anti-Conversion Bill in Gujarat”, Jivan, Vol. 2, No. 6, July, 2003, pp.23-24.
  15.  “How Fascism Deceives Us: Anti Conversion Bill in Gujarat”, New Leader, May 16-31, 2003, pp. 3334.
  16. “How Fascism Deceives Us: Anti Conversion Bill in Gujarat”, Jivan, July 2003.
  17. “Communal Riots and Hindu Nationalism in Gujarat and India”, Promotio Justiciae,   March 2003, No.79, pp. 1-4.
  18. “Globalization, Hindu Nationalism and Adivasis of India”, Third Millennium, Vol. VII, No. 2, April - June, 2004, pp. 48-64.
  19. “Hindu Nationalism, Fascism, Christians and Civil Society in Gujarat and India”, in Herve Morrisette (ed.), Witnessing in a Struggling Church, Bangalore: Indian Catechetical Association, 2004, pp. 131-154.
  20. With Biswaroop Das, “Hindus and Muslims after the 2002 Gujarat Riots: ‘Imaging’ as Binary Opposites”, in Hiroshi Ishii et al (eds) Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Vol.2:  Political and Social Transformations in North India and Nepal, Delhi: Manohar, 2007, pp.169-192.
  21. “A New-look RSS Coming”, Indian Currents, Vol. XX, No. 16, p.13, April 14-20, 2008.
  22. “Hindutva: Cultural Nationalism as Cultural Intolerance”, in S. M. Michael et al (eds), Cultural Challenges in Christian Mission in the 21st Century, Delhi: Madia House, 2008, pp.60-78.
  23. With Amit Mitra, “Globalisation, Hindu Nationalism and Adivasis of India”, in Gregory Karotermprel and Mark Barco (eds), Dalits and Tribals: the Plight and Path Ahead, Rajkot: Deepti Publications, 2009, pp. 155-174.
  24. “Sangh’s Ideology, Modi’s Dreams”, Indian Currents, Vol. XXII, No. 15 & 16, 5-18 April 2010, pp. 58-59.
  25. “Hindutva”, in Johnson J. Puthenpurackal (ed.), ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Volume 1, Banglore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010, pp. 605-607.
  26. “Injustice to Staines’ Memory”, Indian Currents, Vol. XXIII, No. 6, January 31 - February 6, 2011, pp. 36-37.

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