Publications

Books

The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kālīghāṭ and Kolkata. New York: Oxford University Press (2018).

(The following is an excerpt from that book: “Moodie – The Making of a Modern Temple – Introduction.”)

Read a review in Nidān: International Journal for Indian Studies 4(1) July 2019: 183-5.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Introduction” with Nayan Mitra, Journal of Human Values, co-edited special issue “Business and Benevolence: A Cross-Disciplinary Intervention” [forthcoming].

“B-School Religion: Hindu Theologies in India’s Neoliberal Cityscapes,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 42(6) October 2019: 1046-1061. 

“On Blood, Power, and Public Interest: The Concealment of Hindu Sacrificial Rites under Indian Law” Journal of Law and Religion 34(2) August 2019.

“Kālīghāṭ and the Fashioning of Middle-Class Modernities,” International Journal of Hindu Studies 23(1) April 2019: 11-26.

Book Chapters

“Kālī and the Queen: Religion and the Production of Calcutta’s Pasts and Presents.” In Spaces of Religion in Urban South Asia. Ed. Istvan Keul. London: Routledge [accepted June 2020].

Public Media Pieces

“Race, Religion, and the Indian-American Vote” The Revealer. Published online October 6, 2020.

“A Hindu Guide to Wealth: Finding Success in Neoliberal India” The Revealer. Published online July 14, 2020.

“space, place” in A Universe of Terms, a special project by The Immanent Frame: Secularism, religion, and the public sphere.  Published online February 28, 2020.

Reference Entries

“Kolkata/Calcutta” Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism. Ed. Tracy Coleman.  New York: Oxford University Press. Published online March 25, 2020.

“Middle Class Hinduism” Encyclopedia of Indian Religions: Hinduism and Tribal Religions. Ed: Arvind Sharma, Springer. Published online June 28, 2018.

Book Reviews

“Review of Schaflechner, Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan,” Religion 48(3) 2018: 537-40.

“Review of Scott, Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-rule,” Religion 48(2) 2017: 324-7.

Publications in Progress

Theologies of Labor: Hinduism for India’s Professional Class [book manuscript in progress].

“Corporate Hinduism” [article solicited by Religion Compass in progress].

“Retail Religion: Hinduism for a Neoliberal Age” [journal article in progress].

“Introduction” with Kirsten Wesselhoeft, co-edited special issue “Living Neoliberalism Outside the West: Global Engagements with Religion and Economy” [journal article in progress].