List of publications on South Asia politics & Culture

  • “Dynasties and clientelism in Pakistan”, Seminar India, 2010
  • “My Candle Burns at both Ends – Nautch girls in early Urdu fiction”, Himal SouthAsia Magazine (April 2010).
  • Devotion, syncretism and politics: myth and legends of the Indus;a paper presented at the Folklore Conference organized by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature, Chandigarh, India (November, 2009)
  • The enigma of dual belonging: Qurratulain Hyder’s enduring popularity in Pakistan, a paper presented at a Seminar at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India (February 2008)
  • Through a screen, darkly, a paper on South Asian televisual experience and its relationship with patriarchy, misogyny and commercialism; Published in India International Centre Quarterly (Spring 2008 issue)
  • The Unholy Trinity of Love – Kabir, Bulleh and Lalon; The Third Frame quarterly, published by Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India (Summer 2008 issue)
  • Shifting the Boundaries: Revisiting Islam and Muslimness, The Third Frame, quarterly published by Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India (Spring 2009 issue)
  • Silhouetted Silences – contemporary Pakistani literature in the ‘age of terror’;a paper presented at the SAARC Writers Forum, Agra, India (March 2009)
  • Living Lohawarana, published by Himal SouthAsia Magazine, Nepal (October 2008)
  • The pampered Islamabadites, published by Himal SouthAsia Magazine, Nepal (October 2008)
  • The invisibility of the Mughal princessespublished by Himal SouthAsia Magazine, Nepal (October 2008)
  • Speak Up! Pakistan’s rich dissident literary traditionpublished by Himal SouthAsia Magazine, Nepal (October 2008)
  • Negotiating Identities: Unpacking cross-border cultural exchanges, forthcoming in the South Asia Free Media Association Journal , Lahore, Pakistan (July 2009)