My research deals with the Economics of Religion, Political Economy of Conflicts,
Political Economy of Statistics, Law and Economics, and Indian History. 

"Khusro dariyaa prem kaa, jo ulti waa ki dhaar| Jo ubaraa so doob gayaa, jo doobaa
so paar||" 

Articles

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Infirmities in NSSO Data for Nagaland (with Ankush Agrawal), Economic and Political Weekly (2014)
 

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A model of state secularism, Quality & Quantity (2014)
 

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Nagaland's Demographic Somersault (with Ankush Agarwal), Economic and Political Weekly (2013)
 

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A Bayesian model of religious conversion, Quality & Quantity (2013)
 

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A model of secularism in the state of nature, Quality and Quantity (2013)
 

Contributions to Books

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Prosecuting Corruption in India: Evidence from Karnataka (with Babu P. G. and Poonam Mehra), India Development Report 2012-13 (2012)
 

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A Correlation Between Stress Rupture Test Results and Normalized Oxide Scale Thickness for Reheater Tubes of 210 MW Fossil Boilers, Creep & Fracture in High Temperature Components: Design & Life Assessment Issues (2005)
 

Working Papers

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India’s Rudderless Maldives Policy, Future Directions International (2015)
 

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Eastern Hurdles to the Modi Government’s Foreign Policy, Future Directions International (2015)
 

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Searching for Pacific climate change solutions, New Zealand International Review, 40:1, pp. 18-21 (2015)
 

On the use of NSSO data in the Sachar Committee Report (with Ankush Agrawal), Manuscript (2014)
 

Book Reviews

Applied Diplomacy: Through the Prism of Mythology by T.P. Sreenivasan, The Journal of Asian Security & International Affairs (forthcoming) (2015)
 

Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy by Deepak Nayyar, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 49, No. 1 (2015)
 

Popular Press

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Statistical mirage: Bad data to fail governance (with Ankush Agrawal), Deccan Herald (2015)
 

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Poor numbers misrepresent the development of India’s tribes (with Ankush Agrawal), East Asia Forum (2015)
 

Books

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Modi and Hindi (2015)