|Scholarship & Research:
The global history of medical ideas, with a focus on the history of hysteria in India.
2014 Daughters of Parvati: Women and Madness in Contemporary India, University of Pennsylvania Press
2008. Where There is No Midwife: Birth and Loss in Rural India. New York: Berghahn Books.
2008. Postcolonial Disorders, co-edited with Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good, Sandra Hyde, and Byron Good. Berkeley: University of California Press.
2014. “Drugs and the Single Woman: Pharmacy, Fashion, Desire and Destitution in India.” Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry.
2014. “The Draupadi Strategy: Crafting Autonomy Between Marriage and Sex-work,” in Beyond Conjugality, Srimati Basu and Lucinda Ramberg, ed. Women Unlimited, Delhi.
2013. “Movement in Time: Choreographies of Confinement in an In-Patient Ward”, in Senses and Citizenship, (Susanna Trnka, Julie Park, Christine Dureau, ed.), Routledge.
2012. “The Limits of Diagnosis: Sex, Law and Psychiatry in a Case of Contested Marriage. Ethos Vol. 40(2).
2011. “Rational Love, Relational Medicine: Psychiatry and the Accumulation of Precarious Kinship” Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry [forthcoming, October 2011].
2011. “Cultures of the Psyche, Politics of Illness” In Companion to the Anthropology of India, ed. Isabelle Clark-Deces. New York: Blackwell.
2009. “Crises of Commitment: Ethics of Intimacy, Kin and Confinement in Global Psychiatry” Medical Anthropology Volume 28, Number 1, 1-10.
2008. “Consuming Grief: Infant Death in the Postcolonial Time of Development” In Postcolonial Disorders, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Hyde, Sarah Pinto, and Byron Good ed. Berkeley: University of California Press.
2008. “Introduction” co-authored with Byron Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good and Sandra Hyde, In Postcolonial Disorders, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Hyde, Sarah Pinto, and Byron Good, ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 359-377.
2006. “More than a Dai: Birth, Work and Rural Dalit Women’s Perspectives” Seminar, special issue Dalit Perspectives, ed. Ramnarayan Rawat.
2006. “Grief and the Politics of Depressing Speech” Social Text, 86, Spring, 81-102.
2005. “Divisions of Labor: Rethinking the Midwife in Rural Uttar Pradesh,” in Birth and Birth-workers: The Power Behind the Shame. J. Chawla, ed. Delhi: Har-Anand Publishers, Shakti Series, 203-238.
2004. “Development without Institutions: Ersatz Medicine and the Politics of Everyday Life in Rural North India” Cultural Anthropology, Vol 19, No. 3, 337-364.
2003. “Dalit Women and the Predicaments of Reproductive Health Care,” In Dalit International Newsletter. J. Webster, ed. Fall.
2000. (co-authored with Janet Chawla) “The Female Body as Battleground of Meaning” In Mental Health From a Gender Perspective. B. Davar, ed. Delhi: Sage Publications, 181-216.