The Invention of Private Life (Columbia University Press, 2015 and Permanent Black, 2015)

The enchantment of democracy and India (Permanent Black, 2011)

The Trajectories of the Indian State (Permanent Black, 2010)

The Imaginary Institution of India (Columbia University Press, 2010 and Permanent Black, 2010)

Civil Society: History and Possibilities co-edited with Sunil Khilnani (Cambridge University Press, 2001),

Politics in India (edited) (Oxford University Press, 1999),

The Unhappy Consciousness: Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay and the Formation of Nationalist Discourse in India (1995)

Negotiating Democracy and Religious Pluralism co-edited with Karen Barkey and Vatsal Naresh (Oxford University Press, 2021).