2017 Ethnographic inquiry in colonial India: Herbert Risley, William Crooke and the study of tribes and castes. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (n.s.) 23, 603-21.
2016 Anthropologists and Viceroys: Colonial Knowledge and Policy Making in India, 1871-1911. Modern Asian Studies 50, 17-58.
2016 Colonial anthropology and the decline of the Raj: caste, religion and political change in India in the early twentieth century. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 26, 463-86.
2014 (with Haripriya Narasimhan) Tamil Brahmans: The Making of a Middle-Class Caste. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. (New Delhi: Social Science Press).
2013 (with Haripriya Narasimhan) Marriage, education, and employment among Tamil Brahman women in south India, 1891-2010. Modern Asian Studies 47, 53-84.
2011 Caste, race, and hierarchy in the American South. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (n.s.) 17, 604-21.
2008 (with Haripriya Narasimhan) From landlords to software engineers: migration and urbanization among Tamil Brahmans. Comparative Studies in Society and History 50: 170-96.
2008 (with Haripriya Narasimhan) Companionate marriage in India: the changing marriage system in a middle-class Brahman subcaste. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 14: 736-54.
2007. (with Haripriya Narasimhan) Information technology professionals and the new-rich middle class in Chennai (Madras). Modern Asian Studies, 41 (1), pp. 121-150.
2004. The camphor flame: Popular Hinduism and Indian society. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Revised and expanded edition.)
2003. The renewal of the priesthood: Modernity and traditionalism in a South Indian temple. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Delhi: Oxford University Press.)