New York University
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003
Honorary Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam; Senior Research Partner, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen, Germany; Tata Chair Professor, Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
John Dewey Professor in the Social Sciences, The New School (2004 – 2008); Senior Advisor for Global Initiatives, The New School (2006- 07); Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The New School (2004 – 2006); William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of International Studies at Yale University (Prof. Of Anthropology, Political Science and Sociology); Director and Chair, Initiative on Cities and Globalization (2002- 2003); Samuel N. Harper Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago (2001-2002); Director, Globalization Project; Professor of Anthropology; Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations (1996-2002); Director, Chicago Humanities Institute, and Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago (1992-96); Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania (1987-92) and Consulting Curator, Asian Section, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania; Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania (1981-87); Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania (1976-1981)
Ph.D. Social Thought, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1976)
M.A. Social Thought, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1973)
B.A. History, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (1970)
Intermediate Arts, University of Bombay, India (1967)
University of Michigan, University of Iowa, Stanford University, Harvard University, EHESS (Paris), University of Delhi, University of Amsterdam, Witwatersrand University
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND HONORS
- Astor Visiting Lecturer, University of Oxford (2014)
- Honorary doctorate, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2013)
- New York University, Marron Institute for project on “Cities, Media, Social Justice” (2013- 2015)
- Mondi Migranti Prize, Genoa, Italy (2012)
- Senior Loeb Fellow, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (2011)
- Rockefeller Foundation, 3-year grant (Co-PI), ($750,000) to Harvard School of Public Health, PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research), Mumbai, and New York University (2008-2011)
- Ford Foundation, “Grassroots Globalization,” 3-year Individual Research and Writing Grant, ($300,000) (1999-2002)
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1997- Present)
- Open Society Institute, Individual Fellowship Award, Grant for project on “Ethnic Violence in the Era of Globalization,” ($100,000) (1997-1998)
- MacArthur Foundation, Globalization Project, ($150,000), Chicago Humanities Institute (1995-1998)
- “Public Spheres and the Globalization of Media,” ($250,000), Chicago Humanities Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, Post-doctoral Residency Fellowships in the Humanities (1993-1997)
- The Research Fund, University of Pennsylvania (with Carol A. Breckenridge), Grant for project on “Consuming the Indian Way: Advertising and the Indian Diaspora” ($24,000) (1992)
- Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University (1990)
- MacArthur Foundation Fellow, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1989-1990)
- Hollin Chair in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania (1989-1992)
- The Research Fund, University of Pennsylvania (with Carol A. Breckenridge), Grant for project on “Public Culture in Twentieth Century India” ($15,000) (1986)
- Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto (1984-1985)
- Fellowship Support, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (through NSF Grant BNS #8011494) (1984-1985)
- SSRC Post-Doctoral Research Grant for project on peasant thought in Western India (1984-1985)
- National Science Foundation Grant No. BNS-8105360 ($27,135) for project entitled “Cultural Model of Consumption Decisions in an Indian Peasant Community” (1981-1983)
- American Institute of Indian Studies (Senior Fellowship) for fieldwork in Maharashtra, India (1981-1982)
- ACLS/SSRC Joint Committee on South Asia, $4,500 for archival research in London (1981)
- Faculty Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (1980)
- Awarded Marc Perry Galler Prize, University of Chicago, for best doctoral dissertation in the Social Sciences (1976)
- Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University (1975-1976)
- Kent Fellow, Danforth Foundation (1972-1975)
- Wien International Scholar, Brandeis University (1967-1970)
- Graduated Magna cum laude, Brandeis University (1970)
- MN Srinivasan Memorial Lecture: “The Ecology of Failure: Reflections on Democracy, Participation and Development”, King’s College London (March 2014)
- Honorary Symposium at Erasmus University, Rotterdam (November 2013)
- Public Lecture, Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, University of the Witwatersrand (June 2013)
- Keynote at “Speculation in India: Imaginaries of Indian economies”, University of Copenhagen (March 2013)
- Keynote at “The Human Economy Conference: Economy and Democracy”, University of Pretoria (August 2013)
- Lecture at School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi (January 2013)
- Keynote at “The Cosmopolitanism of the Urban Poor”, University of Milan, Bicocca (November 2012)
- Speaker at “New Directions in Global History”, University of Oxford (September 2012)
- Public Lecture, “Imperialism and Modernity: Europe’s Rear-View Mirror and the Colonial Encounter”, Osmania University, Hyderabad (January 2012)
- Keynote at “Unpacking the Nano: The Price of the World’s Most Affordable Car”, Cornell University (March 2011)
- Keynote at “In the Life of Cities: Parallel Narratives of the Urban”, Harvard Graduate School of Design (March 2011)
- Public Lecture, “Truth be said: Concerning the Postsecular”, Center for the Humanities, Utrecht University (June 2010)
- Keynote at “Beyond Multiculturalism? Envisioning the Immigration Society”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (June 2009)
- Inaugural Lecture at Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University (October 2008)
- Joan Carlisle-Irving Lecture Series, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver (November 2006)
- Keynote at University of Connecticut Law School, Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Hartford (March 2004)
- Keynote at “Should Globalization be made more Democratic?” UNESCO Conference, Paris (March 2004)
- Keynote Lecture, ACLA at Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar (GELS) (April 2004)
- Roth Symond Lecture, Yale Department of the History of Art and Yale School of Architecture Symposium on “Local Sites of Global Practice: Modernism and the Middle East,” New Haven (April 2003)
- Keynote Lecture, International Conference on “Cosmopolitanism and the Nation-State,” Patna, India (February 2001)
- Seeger Lecture 2000, “Remake, Recall, Remix: Globalization and the Aesthetics of Repetition,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Toronto (November 2000)
- Keynote Lecture, Conference on “Commodification and Identities: Social Life of Things Revisited,” Amsterdam (June 1999)
- The Wertheim Lecture 2000, “Globalization and Area Studies: The Future of a False Opposition,” Centre for Asian Studies, Amsterdam (June 2000)
- Keynote Lecture, International Conference on “Global Flows/Local Fissures: Urban Antagonisms Revisited,” World Academy for Local Government and Democracy, Istanbul (May 1999)
- Inaugural Lecture, Globalization Program, University of Minnesota (October 1998)
- Keynote Lecture, International Conference on “Globalization and the Social Sciences in Africa,” Johannesburg (September 1998)
- 4th Justice K.T. Telang Endowment Lecture, The Asiatic Society, Mumbai (February 1998)
- Eighth Punitham Thiruchelvan Memorial Lecture, Center for Ethnic Studies, Colombo (January 1998)
- Annual Lecture, School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London (November 1997)
- Keynote Lecture, Annual Meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists in Israel, Jerusalem (March 1997)
- Ecumene Lecture, Association of American Geographers, Annual Meetings, Chicago (March 1995)
- Keynote Lecture, The Twenty-first Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison (November 1992)
- Inaugural Lecture, Center for Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture (CCACC), Rutgers University (October 1992)
- Keynote Speaker, 15th Annual Conference, Society of Dance History Scholars, University of California-Riverside (February 1992)
- Ford Lecturer, Collegiate Division of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago (February 1992)
Additional distinguished lectures (between 2004 and 2014)
The New School, Cooper-Union University, University of Tokyo, American University in Cairo, Gottingen University, House of World Cultures (Berlin), Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), Beijing University (China), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Central European University (Budapest), Humboldt University (Berlin), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Pretoria (South Africa), University of Oxford (UK), University of California, Los Angeles (USA), Stanford University (USA), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (India), University of Punjab, Chandigarh (India), University of Hyderabad (India)
Library Research, Indian Office Library and British Museum, London, 1974, 1977.
Ethnographic and archival research in Madras, India, Summer 1977 and 1973-74.
Fieldwork in rural Maharashtra State, India, 1981-82.
Fieldwork in Madras, Bombay and Delhi, Winter 1986 and Winter 1988 (short-term).
Fieldwork in Bombay, Winter 1995-96, Fall 1997, Spring 1998.
Fieldwork in India, South Africa, Philippines, 1999–present.
French, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Historical anthropology; anthropology of globalization: ethnic violence, consumption, space and housing; international civil society; urban South Asia
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
University of Pennsylvania
- Member, Graduate Groups in Oriental Studies, Religious Studies and International Relations, 1978-92.
- Member, Steering Committee, Ethnohistory Program, 1977-92.
- Member, Center for Art and Symbolic Studies, 1978-87.
- Chairman, South Asia Regional Studies, Fellowships Committee, 1978-80.
- Chairman, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee on Urban Studies Major, 1982-83.
- Member, School of Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Education, 1983-85.
- Member, FAS Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, 1983-84.
- Member, Advisory Board, Expedition (University Museum), 1982-87.
- Director, Ethnohistory Program, 1983-84.
- Chairman, Leon Lecture Committee, 1985-86.
- Undergraduate Chair, South Asia Regional Studies, 1985-87.
- Graduate Group Chair, South Asia Regional Studies, 1985-87.
- Member, Faculty Council, Lauder Institute (Wharton School), 1986-88.
- Member, Social Science Divisional Planning Committee, SAS, 1986.
- Member, Editorial Board, Series in Contemporary Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986-92.
- Member, Faculty Search Committee for Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1987-88.
- Member, Linguistics Department Internal Review Committee, 1987-88.
- Member, Senate Committee on the Faculty, 1987-88.
- Member, Advisory Board, Center for Cultural Studies, 1987-92.
- Faculty Associate, Graduate Communications Program, The Annenberg School of Communications, 1987-90.
- Member, Search Committee, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 1987-88.
- Member, Personnel Committee, (All appointments and promotions), School of Arts and Sciences, 1988-90.
- Member, Cultural Studies Committee, 1988-92.
- Co-Chair, Ethnohistory Program, 1989-92.
- Chair, South Asia Regional Studies Department, 1991-92.
- Director, Office of Education National Resource Center for South Asia, 1991-92.
- Co-Director, Center for Transnational Cultural Studies, 1989-92.
The University of Chicago
- Director, Chicago Humanities Institute, 1992-96
- Member, Provost’s Council on Research, 1992-94.
- Member, Committee on Minority Recruitment and Retention, The College, 1992-93.
- Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 1994-95.
- Member, Ad Hoc Committee on International and Regional Programs, 1994-95.
- Director, Globalization Project, 1994-present.
- Member, Executive Committee, Council for Advanced Studies on Peace and International Cooperation (CASPIC), 1995-present.
- Chair, Appointments Committee, Department of Anthropology, 1996-97.
- Member, Governing Board, Center for International Studies, 1996-present.
- Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Undergraduate International Studies Concentration, 1996.
- Member, Faculty Governing Board, Center for Continuing Studies, 1996-98.
- Member, Faculty Board, Human Rights Program, 1998-99.
- Director and Chair, Initiative on Cities and Globalization (2002- )
- Advisory Board, Asian-American Cultural Center (2002- )
- Advisor, Yale World Fellows Program (2002)
The New School
- Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (Jan 2004 – June 2006)
- Senior Advisor for Global Initiatives (Office of the President) (July 2006-December 2008)
New York University
- Provost’s Advisory Committee on Academic Priorities
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE (PROFESSIONAL)
- Member, North American Working Group, Committee on the Anthropology of Food, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 1978-79.
- Member, South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, 1980-83.
- Trustee (University of Pennsylvania), American Institute of Indian Studies, 1985-86.
- Member, Program Committee, Society for Cultural Anthropology, 1985-86.
- Vice-President, American Institute of Indian Studies, 1985-88.
- Deputy Director, National Resource Center (Title VI) for South Asia, 1985-88.
- Member, Joint Committee on South Asia of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies, 1986-91.
- Chairman, Selection Committee, American Institute of Indian Studies, 1986-87.
- Member, Advisory Panel for Social/Cultural Anthropology, National Science Foundation, 1986-87.
- Member (elected), Executive Committee, American Institute of Indian Studies, 1986-89.
- Member, Forum on Public Communication, Center for Psycho-Social Studies, Chicago, 1988-92.
- Member, Working Group on Technology and Development: Alternative Approaches, World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, Helsinki, 1986-89.
- Member, Research Advisory Board, Center for Transcultural Studies, Chicago, 1991- 1998.
- Member, Comparative and Transnational Advisory Panel, Social Science Research Council, 1992.
- Member, Task Force on the Future of International Programs, Social Science Research Council, Winter-Spring, 1994.
- Member, The Smithsonian Advisory Council, 1994-97.
- Honorary Associate, Center for the Comparative Study of Religion and Society, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, 1994-present.
- Advisory Board, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Theory and Interpretation (ASCA), University of Amsterdam, 1994-present.
- Member, Steering Committee, Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, 1994-1995.
- Member, International Advisory Board, International Forum for U.S. Studies, University of Iowa, 1995-1998.
- Member, Selection Committee, Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Residency Programs, Arts and Humanities, 1996.
- Member, Governing Board, Center for the Study of Arts and Culture, Washington, D.C., 1996-1999.
- Member, Advisory Panel, Ford Foundation Initiative on “Crossing Borders: Revitalizing Area Studies,” 1997- 2001
- Member, Advisory Board, Institute of Cultural Pluralism (Transnational Center of Human Sciences), Rio de Janeiro, 1997-present.
- Member, International Advisory Board, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, 1998-present.
- Member, Board of Directors, Social Science Research Council, New York, 1998-2001.
- Senior Advisor, Project on Cultural Policies for Human Development, Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, 2001
- Member, Advisory Committee on Civic Empowerment and Cultural Issues, World Bank (2001 – present)
- Advisor and Consultant on Cultural Policy, UNESCO (1997- present)
- Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Forum D’Avignon, Paris, (2010-present)
- Member, Asian Art Advisory Council, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009-present)
- Member, International Advisory Board, Humboldt Forum, Berlin (2010-present)
- Senior Advisor, Forum on Cultural Theory, Baroda, India
- Editorial Board, Social Research, 2004 –present.
- Editorial Board, Political Geography, 2001-present.
- Editorial Board, Social Archaeology, 2000-present.
- Member, International Scientific Council, Critique Internationale, CERI (Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationales), Paris, 1998-present.
- Advisory Board, Positions, 1992-present.
- Member, Editorial Board, “Public Worlds” (Book Series), University of Minnesota, 1992-present.
- Co-editor (with Jean Comaroff and Judith Farquhar), “Bodies, Texts, Commodities” (Book Series, Duke University Press), 1992-present.
- Associate Editor, Public Culture, 1988-1999.
- Associate Editor, American Ethnologist, 1989-94.
- Advisory Board, Special Issue of Daedalus, (“Another India”), Fall 1989.
- Assistant Editor (South Asia), Journal of Asian Studies, 1983-86.
2012 India’s World: The Politics of Creativity in a Globalized Society (New Delhi: Rupa)
2011 Le Aspirazioni Nutrono la Democrazia. Milano: et al.
Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger. North Carolina: Duke University Press.
2002 Globalization (edited volume). Durham, NC: Duke University Press
2001 (Translation) Modernità in polvere. Rome: Meltemi
1996 Modernity At Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
1991 Co-editor (with M. Mills and F. Korom, Eds.), Gender, Genre and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
1988 Guest Editor, Special Issue of Cultural Anthropology on “Place and Voice in Anthropological Theory” (Vol. 3, No. 1).
1987 Guest Editor (with Carol A. Breckenridge), Special Annual Issue of The India Magazine (New Delhi) on “Public Culture.”
1986 The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective (Edited Volume). New York: Cambridge University Press.
1983 (Reprint). Worship and Conflict Under Colonial Rule: A South Indian Case. New Delhi: Orient Longman.
1981 Worship and Conflict Under Colonial Rule: A South Indian Case. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2013 “Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East,” Volume 33, Number 2, 2013, pp. 137-139. Duke University Press.
2012 “The Spirit of Calculation”, Cambridge Anthropology, Volume 30, Number 1, Spring 2012 , pp. 3-17(15).
2011 “The Ghost in the Financial Machine”, Public Culture Volume 23, Number 3 65: 517-539.
2011 “What Does the Nano Want? Design As a Tool For Future-Building”, AAP (Architecture, Art, Planning), Cornell University (Summer 2011).
2011 “How Histories Make Geographies”, Transcultural Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1. University of Heidelberg, On-Line Publication.
2011 “Our Gandhi, Our Times,” Public Culture 23:2. Duke University Press.
2010 “Dialogue, Risk and Conviviality” in Can There Be Life Without the Other? Antonio Pinto Ribeiro, Editor. Carcanet Press, Manchester.
2009 “The Right to Research.” in Globalization, Societies and Education.
Volume 4 (2) July.
2007 “Hope and Democracy,” Public Culture 19:1. Duke University Press.
2006 “The Thing Itself,” in Public Culture. Winter 18.1.
2006 “A man behind scapes: An Interview with Arjun Appadurai.” Tehri Rantanen, Global Media and Communication. 2: 7-19.
2006 “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy,” in Media and Cultural Studies: Keywords, eds. Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner. Blackwell Publishing.
2005 “The Thing Itself,” in ARTIndia. Volume IX. Issue IV.
2005 EIDOS Interview with Arjun Appadurai. “Glocalisation” Issue No. 1. St. Xavier’s College Mumbai.
2005 “Materiality in the Future of Anthropology,” in Commodification: Things, Agency and Identities. (The Social Life of Things Revisited) eds. Wim van Binsbergen and Peter Geschiere. LIT Verlag.
2004 “Minorities and the Production of Daily Peace,” in Feelings Are Always Local, V2_Publishing/NA I Publishers, Rotterdam.
2003 “I&I Interview with Arjun Appadurai,” Items and Issues, 4 (4), Winter 2003/2004: 24-27.
2003 “The Capacity to Aspire,” in Culture and Public Action, eds. V. Rao and M. Walton. Stanford University Press.
2003 “Archive and Aspiration,” in Information is Alive, Joke Brouwer and Arjen Mulder (Editors): 14-25. Rotterdam: V2_Publishing/NAI Publishers.
2002 “The Right to Participate in the Work of the Imagination” (Interview with Arjen Mulder), TransUrbanism: 33-46. Rotterdamn: V2_Publishing/NAI Publishers.
2002 “Cultural Diversity: A Conceptual Platform,” UNESCO Declaration on Cultural Diversity, Cultural Diversity Series #1. Paris: UNESCO.
2002 “Broken Promises,” Foreign Policy, September/October: 42-44.
2002 “Deep Democracy: Urban Governmentality and the Horizon of Politics,” Environment and Urbanization 13 (2), October 2001: 23-43.
2002 “Deep Democracy: Urban Government and the Horizon of Politics,” Public Culture 14 (1): 21-47.
2001 “The Globalization of Archaeology and Heritage: A Discussion with Arjun Appadurai,” in Journal of Social Archaeology. 1 (1):35-49.
2000 (with Katerina Stenou) “Sustainable Development and the Future of Belonging,” in World Culture Report 2000. Paris: UNESCO Publishing, 111-123.
2000 “Globalization and Area Studies: The Future of a False Opposition.” Wertheim Lecture 2000. Amsterdam: Centre for Asian Studies.
2000 “Savoir, circulation et biographie collective,” L’Homme. 156: 29-38.
2000 “Spectral Housing and Urban Cleansing: Notes on Millennial Mumbai,” in Public Culture, Special Issue on Cosmopolitanism, (Eds.: C. Breckenridge, H. Bhabha, D. Chakrabarty, S. Pollock). 12 (3): 627-651.
2000 “Grassroots Globalization and the Research Imagination,” in Public Culture, Special Issue on Globalization, (Ed.: Arjun Appadurai). 12 (1):1-19.
2000 “The Grounds of the Nation-State: Identity, Violence and Territory,” Nationalism and Internationalism in the Post-Cold War Era. K. Goldmann, U. Hannerz, and C. Westin (Eds.). London: Routledge.
1999 “The Bomb, Bombay, Mumbai,” Fellow Observer (Open Society Institute, New York) II: I: 10-11.
1999 “Gift Trapped,” University of Chicago Magazine December: 35-37.
1999 “Historical Memory, Global Movements and Violence: Paul Gilroy and Arjun Appadurai in Conversation,” Interview by V. Bell. Theory, Culture & Society 16(2): 21-40.
1999 “Public Culture,” Oxford India Companion to Sociology and Social Anthropology. Veena Das (Ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
1999 (Reprint, with James Holston) “Cities and Citizenship,” Cities and Citizenship. J. Holston (Ed.). Durham and London: Duke University Press.
1999 “Globalization and the Research Imagination,” International Social Science Journal, 160 (June 1999).
1998 “How to Live Together: An Interview with Arjun Appadurai,” Interview by W. Burszta, F. Kujawinski, and T. Tabako. 2B (To Be): A Journal of Ideas 13: 106-112.
1998 (Translation). “Globale ethische Räume,” Perspektiven der Weltgesellschaft. U. Beck (Ed.). Germany: Suhrkamp.
1998 “Full Attachment,” Public Culture, Winter, 10:2.
1998 “Dead Certainty: Ethnic Violence in the Era of Globalization,” Public Culture, Winter, 10:2.
1997 (Translation – Chinese). “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy,” Identity and Public Culture. S. C. K. Chan (Ed.). Hong Kong: Oxford University Press.
1997 (Translation). “Notas para uma geografia pós-nacional,” Novos Estudos. 49 (November).
1997 “The Research Ethic and the Spirit of Internationalism,” Items, Social Science Research Council, December, 51:4 (Part I), 55-60.
1997 “Fieldwork in the Era of Globalization,” Anthropology and Humanism, 22:1.
1997 “The Colonial Backdrop,” Afterimage, March/April, v. 24:5, 4-7.
1996 (Translation). “Fogyasztás, idÿtartam, történelem,” Replika, 21/22 május 1996: 81-98.
1996 “Off-White,” A.N.Y. (Architecture New York), Winter.
1996 (with James Holston) “Cities and Citizenship,” Public Culture 8: 187-204.
1996 “Diversity and Disciplinarity as Cultural Artifacts,” Disciplinarity and Dissent in Cultural Studies. C. Nelson and D. Gaonkar (Eds.). New York: Routledge.
1996 “Sovereignty Without Territoriality: Notes for a Postnational Geography,” The Geography of Identity. P. Yaeger (Ed.). Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, 40-58.
1995 (Translation). “Le patriotisme et son avenir,” Futur Antérieur 27(1): 35-54.
1995 (With Carol A. Breckenridge) “Public Modernity in India.” Introductory Essay, Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in a South Asian World. C.A. Breckenridge (Ed.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
1995 “Playing with Modernity: The Decolonization of Indian Cricket,” Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in a South Asian World. C.A. Breckenridge (Ed.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
1995 “The Production of Locality,” Counterwork. R. Fardon (Ed.). London: Routledge.
1994 “Contesting the Popular in Africa,” Passages: A Chronicle of the Humanities 8: 1.
1994 (Translation). “Indiase Kookkunst,” In Mijn Vaders Huis II. A. Ramdas (Ed.). Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Jan Mets.
1993 “The Geography of Canonicity,” What is Fundamental? The Committee on Social Thought. Chicago: The University of Chicago: 3-12.
1993 (Reprint) “Consumption, Duration and History,” Streams of Cultural Capital. D. Palumbo-Liu and H. U. Gumbrecht (eds.). Stanford: Stanford University Press.
1993 “Consumption, Duration and History,” Stanford Literary Review 10 (1-2, Spring-Fall): 11-23.
1993 (Reprint) “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy,” The Phantom Public Sphere. Bruce Robbins (Ed.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 269-295.
1993 “The Heart of Whiteness,” Callaloo 16: 797-807.
1993 “Patriotism and Its Futures,” Public Culture (3) 5: 411-429, Spring 1993.
1993 “Number in the Colonial Imagination,” Orientalism and the Post-Colonial Predicament. C.A. Breckenridge and P. van der Veer (eds.). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
1992 “Father Britto,” Polygraph 5: 248-250.
1992 (Reprint). “Putting Hierarchy in its Place,” Rereading Cultural Anthropology. G. E. Marcus (Ed.). Durham and London: Duke University Press.
1991 “Afterword,” Gender, Genre, and South Asian Expressive Traditions. A. Appadurai, F. J. Korom and M. A. Mills (Eds.). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
1991 (With F. J. Korom and M. A. Mills) “Introduction,” Gender, Genre, and South Asian Expressive Traditions. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
1991 (With Carol A. Breckenridge) “Museums are Good to Think: Heritage on View in India,” Museums and Their Communities: The Politics of Public Culture. I. Karp, S. Levine and T. Ybarra-Frausto (Eds.). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 34-55.
1991 “Global Ethnoscapes: Notes and Queries for a Transnational Anthropology,” Interventions: Anthropologies of the Present. R.G. Fox (Ed.). Santa Fe: School of American Research, 191-210.
1991 (With Carol A. Breckenridge) “Marriage, Migration and Money: Mira Nair’s Cinema of Displacement,” Visual Anthropology 4 (1, Spring): 95-102.
1991 “Dietary Improvisation in an Agricultural Economy,” Diet and Domestic Life in Society. Sharman et. al. (Eds.). Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 207-232.
1990 (with Carol A. Breckenridge) “Public Culture in Late 20 th- Century India,” Items 44 (4), December 1990: 77-80.
1990 “Technology and the Reproduction of Values in Western India,” Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture and Resistance. S.A. Marglin and F.A. Marglin (Eds.). Oxford: Clarendon Press.
1990 “Topographies of the Self: Praise and Emotion in Hindu India,” Affecting Discourse: Anthropological Essays on Emotions and Social Life. C. Lutz and L. Abu-Lughod (Eds.). New York and London: Cambridge University Press: 92-112.
1990 “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy,” Theory, Culture and Society 7 (2 and 3, July): 295-310 (Short Version).
1990 “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy,” Public Culture (2) 2: 1-24 (Long Version).
1989 “Small-Scale Techniques and Large-Scale Objectives,” Conversations Between Economists and Anthropologists. P. Bardhan (Ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 250-282.
1989 “Transformations in the Culture of Agriculture,” Contemporary Indian Tradition . Carla Borden (Ed.). The Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington and London, 173-186.
1988 (With Carol Breckenridge) “Why Public Culture?” Public Culture 1 (1, Fall): 5-9.
1988 “Imagined Worlds: The Decolonization of Cricket,” The Olympics and Cultural Exchange. S.P. Kang, J. McAloon and R. da Matta (Eds.). Seoul: Hanyang University, Institute for Ethnographic Studies, 163-190.
1988 “Comment on Francis Zimmerman, The Jungle and the Aroma of Meats,” Social Science and Medicine 27 (3): 206-207.
1988 “Putting Hierarchy in its Place,” Cultural Anthropology 3 (1, February): 37-50.
1988 “Place and Voice in Anthropological Theory,” Cultural Anthropology 3 (1, February): 16-20.
1988 “How to Make a National Cuisine: Cookbooks in Contemporary India,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 30 (1, January): 3-24.
1987 “Street Culture,” The India Magazine 8 (1, December): 2-23.
1987 “The Indian Cow,” Encyclopaedia of Asian History. New York: The Asia Society and Scribner and Sons, Volume 1: 347.
1987 “Hinduism,” Encyclopaedia of Asian History. New York: The Asia Society and Scribner and Sons, Volume 2: 56-59.
1986 “Is Homo Hierarchicus – A Review Essay,” American Ethnologist 13 (4): 745-761.
1986 “Center and Periphery in Anthropological Theory,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 28 (2): 356-361.
1986 (with Wilhelm Halbfass) “History of the Study of Indian Religions,” Encyclopaedia of Religion. Mircea Eliade, Editor. Macmillan, New York.
1986 “Commodities and the Politics of Value,” Introductory Essay, The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective. A. Appadurai (Ed.).Cambridge University Press, 3-63.
1985 “Gratitude as a Social Mode in South India,” Ethos 13 (3, Fall): 236-245.
1985 (Review) “Understanding Green Revolutions: Agrarian Change and Development Planning in South Asia,” Tim P. Bayliss-Smith and Sudhir Wanmali, eds., Third World Quarterly (London).
1985 (Review) “The Cult of the Goddess Pattini, by G. Obeyesekere,” Journal of Asian Studies 44 (3, May): 647-649.
1984 “How Moral is South Asia’s Economy? — A Review Essay,” Journal of Asian Studies 43 (3, May): 481-497.
1984 (with Gregory Possehl) “Cow,” Man and Animals: Living, Working and Changing Together. Philadelphia: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania: 47-56.
1984 “Wells in Western India: Irrigation and Cooperation in an Agricultural Society,” Expedition 26 (3): 3-14.
1983 “The Puzzling Status of Brahman Temple Priests in Hindu India,” South Asian Anthropologist 4 (1, March): 43-52.
1981 “Royal Rituals and Cultural Change,” Reviews in Anthropology 8 (2, Spring): 121-138.
1981 “The Past as a Scarce Resource,” Man (N.S.) 16 (2, June): 201-219.
1981 “Gastro-Politics in Hindu South Asia,” American Ethnologist 8 (3, August): 494-511.
1981 (Review) “Gopal Krishna, ed., Contributions to South Asian Studies 1, Delhi, Oxford University Press,” American Ethnologist 8 (1, February): 211-212.
1980 “Comment on Female Lingam: Interchangeable Symbols and Paradoxical Associations of Hindu Gods and Goddesses by G. Eichinger Ferro-Luzzi,” Current Anthropology 21 (1, February): 54.
1978 “Understanding Gandhi,” Childhood and Selfhood: Essays on Tradition, Religion and Modernity in the Psychology of Erik H. Erikson, P. Homans (Ed.).
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell University Press: 113-43.
1977 “Kings, Sects and Temples in South India, 1350-1700 A.D.,” Economic and Social History Review 14 (1): 47-73.
1976 (with Carol A. Breckenridge) “The South Indian Temple: Authority, Honor and Redistribution,” Contributions to Indian Sociology 10 (2): 187-211.
1974 “Right and Left Hand Castes in South India,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 11 (2-3): 216-259.