1. The Making of an Indian Metropolis: Colonial Governance and Public Culture in Bombay, 1890-1920 (Historical Urban Studies Series, Ashgate: Aldershot, 2007)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. ‘Modernity and the City in Colonial India’, in Janaki Nair (ed.), Urbanization in India (New Delhi, forthcoming 2013).
  2. ‘Planning, the Colonial “Information Order” and the Bombay Census of 1901’, Planning Perspectives, Special Section: the Indian Census of 1901 (forthcoming, 2013).
  3. ‘Sport and the Imperial Bond: The 1911 All-India Cricket Tour of Great Britain’, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Special Issue: Sport and Diplomacy (forthcoming, 2013).
  4. ‘South Asia,’ in Peter Clark (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History (Oxford, 2013), pp. 561-80.
  5. ‘Nationalism and the City in India: colonial Bombay, c. 1890-1940’, Journal of Urban History, Special Issue: Cities and Nationalisms, 38: 5, September 2012, pp. 950-67.
  6. ‘Time, Temporality and History’, in Simon Gunn and Lucy Faire (eds.), Research Methods for History (Edinburgh, 2012), pp. 220-37.
  7. ‘Becoming Middle Class: The local history of a global story, Bombay c. 1890-1940’, in Barbara Weinstein and Abel Ricardo Lopez (eds.), We Shall be All: Towards a Global History of the Middle Class (Durham and London, 2012), pp. 141-60.
  8. ‘Hero, Celebrity and Icon: Sachin Tendulkar and Indian Public Culture’, in Anthony Bateman and Jeffrey Hill (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Cricket (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011), pp. 187-202.
  9. ‘From “social reform” to “social service”: civic activism and the urban poor in colonial Bombay, c. 1900-1920’, in Michael Mann and Carey Watt (eds.), Civilizing Missions in Colonial and Post-Colonial South Asia: From Improvement to Development (Anthem Press, London, 2011), pp. 217-38.
  10. ‘Consumption, domestic economy and the idea of the ‘middle class’ in late colonial Bombay’, in Douglas Haynes, Tirthankar Roy et al (eds.), Towards a History of Consumption in South Asia (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2009), pp. 108-35. Reprinted in Sanjay Joshi (ed.) Themes in Indian History: The Middle Class in Colonial India (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2010), pp. 132-153.
  11. ‘Contestation and Conflict: Workers’ Resistance and the Labour Problem in the Bombay Cotton Mills, c. 1898-1919’, in Prabhu Mahapatra and Marcel van der Linden (eds.), Towards Global History: New Comparisons (Tulika, New Delhi, 2009), pp. 106-27.
  12. ‘“An infection of locality”: plague, pythogenesis and the poor in Bombay, c. 1896-1905’. Urban History, 31: 2, August 2004, 249-267. This article was awarded the Dyos Prize by the editorial board of Urban History.
  13. ‘“The ultimate masters of the city”: police, public order and the poor in colonial Bombay, c. 1890-1914’. Crime, History and Societies, 8: 1, 2004, pp. 27-47. This article was awarded the Herman Diederiks Prize by the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice (Paris).
  14. ‘Housing the poor in a colonial city: The Bombay Improvement Trust, c. 1898-1918’, Studies in History, New Series, 17:1, January-June 2001, pp. 57-79.


  1. ‘Mumbai Modern: Colonial Pasts and Postcolonial Predicaments’, Journal of Urban History (forthcoming, 2013).
  2. Gyan Prakash, Mumbai Fables, The American Historical Review, 116:4, October 2011.
  3. Crispin Bates, Subalterns and the Raj: South Asia since 1600, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 37: 2, June 2009.
  4. Ravi Kalia, Gandhinagar: Building National Identity in Postcolonial India, Urban History, 32: 2, 2005.
  5. Meera Menon and Neera Adarkar, One Hundred Years, One Hundred Voices: The Mill Workers of Girangaon, The Book Review, 29: 4, April 2005.

Other writings

  1. ‘All-India’s Visit to Britain in 1911: The Most Extraordinary Tour’, in Scyld Berry (ed.), Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2011 (John Wisden and Co., London, 2011), pp. 74-84.



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