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❦  Why the BJP’s Hindutva Experiment Failed in Kerela
   The Wire, May 27, 2019.

❦  The Congress Party’s Hindutva Plank is Nothing but a Play with Fire
   The Wire, January 07, 2019.

❦  What Lies Beneath the Alarming Rise in Violence Against Dalits?
   The Wire, June 15, 2018.

❦  Understanding Narendra Modi’s Political Appeal
    The Wire, May 04, 2018.

❦  Literacy, Information, and Party System Fragmentation in India (with Arturas  Rozenas)
    Comparative Political Studies, 2018.

❦  Toxic Myths about Muslims are Putting India on a Road to Ruin
    The Wire, March 19, 2018.

❦  Are Women in India Hampered by ‘Hindu Rate’ of Gender Discrimination?
    The Wire, February 19, 2018.

❦  South India is the Final Frontier in the Contest Between Hinduism and Hindutva
    The Wire, January 28, 2018.

❦  Gujarat’s Voters are BJP’s Greatest Strength - and Its Biggest Weakness
    The Wire, December 19, 2017.

❦  Explaining Popular Participation in India’s Local Democracy: Some Lessons from Panchayats in West Bengal
    India Review, 2017.

❦  Why Democracy Deepens: Political Information and Decentralization in India
    Cambridge University Press, 2017.

❦  How Dainik Jagran’s Exit Poll May Have Helped the BJP Take UP
    The Wire, March 16, 2017.

❦  India’s Growth is Rainproof, But It has Exposed a Glaring Urban-Rural Divide
    DailyO, August 31, 2016.

❦  In Defence of Non-Vegetarianism
    Huffington Post, July 11, 2016.

❦  Modi is Losing the Youth in the Absence of ‘Ache Din’
    The Wire, June 17, 2016.

❦  The BJP’s Electoral Triumph in Kerala Could Reshape Politics in the State and Beyond
    The Wire, May 27, 2016.

❦  Political Economy of Suicide: Financial Reforms, Credit Crunches and Farmer Suicides in India
    Journal of Developing Areas, 2014.

❦  Patronage and Decentralization: The Politics of Poverty in India
    Comparative Politics, 2012.

❦  Bridling Central Tyranny in India: How Regional Parties Restrain the Federal Government
    Asian Survey, 2012.

❦  The Parliamentary Election in India, April-May, 2009
    Electoral Studies, 2009.

Anoop Sadanandan is a political economist at the University of California-Berkeley, where he studies and writes about the economy, law, politics, and India.

Email: anoop.sadanandan@berkeley.edu