Publications

Books

From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry (NYU Press, 2013).

Edited Books

Global Bollywood (NYU Press, 2008, co-editor with Anandam Kavoori).

Television at Large in South Asia (Routledge, 2013, co-editor with Shanti Kumar).

Edited Special Issues of Peer-Reviewed Journals

“Television At Large.” Special issue of South Asian History and Culture (Vol. 3, #4, 2012, with Shanti Kumar). Re-published in book form.

“Back to the Future: Media and Communication Studies in the 21st Century.” Special issue of Media, Culture and Society (Vol. 35, #1, 2013, with Paddy Scannell).

Journal Articles

“Satire, Elections, and Democratic Politics in Digital India.” Television and New Media (forthcoming, 2015).

“Race and Ethnicity in Post-Network American Television: From MTV-Desi to Outsourced,” Television and New Media (forthcoming, 2015, with Lia Wolock).

“Media, activism and the new political: ‘Istanbul conversations on new media and left politics,” Media, Culture and Society, vol. 36, #7, pp. 1045-1056 (with Srirupa Roy, Tarik Sabry, and Sune Haugbolle).

“Television at Large” (with Shanti Kumar). South Asian History and Culture, Vol. 3, #4, pp. 483-490.

“From Indiafm.com to Radio Ceylon: New Media and the Making of the Bombay Film Industry.” Media, Culture and Society, 2010, vol. 32, #5: 841-857.

“Reality TV and Participatory Culture in India.” Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture, 201, vol. 8, #4: 241-255.

“Ameen Sayani and Radio Ceylon: Notes Towards a History of Broadcasting and Bombay Cinema.” BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, 2010, vol. 1, #2: 189-197.

“Bollywood in the Indian-American Diaspora: Mediating a Transitive Logic of Cultural Citizenship.” International Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 8, #2: 151-175.

Book Chapters

“Becoming Bollywood: Industrial Identity in an Era of Reform,” In Adrian Athique, Vibodh Parthasarathi, and S. V. Srinivas (Eds.), The Indian Media Economy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

“Authoring hype in Bollywood.” In Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson (Eds.), The Companion to Media Authorship (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2013).

“Diasporic media in an age of global media capitals.” In Karin Wilkins, Joseph Straubhaar, and Shanti Kumar (Eds.), New Agendas in Global Communication. New York: Routledge (forthcoming).

**“Reality TV and the making of mobile publics: The case of Indian Idol.” In Marwan Kraidy and Katherine Sender (Eds.), Real Worlds: Global Perspectives on the politics of Reality television. New York: Routledge, 2010. [Won Best Essay Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2011-12].

“From Bihar to Manhattan: Bollywood and the Transnational Indian Family.” In Michael Curtin and Hemant Shah (Eds.), Re-orienting Global Communications. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.

“Introduction: Global Bollywood” (with Anandam Kavoori). In Anandam Kavoori and Aswin Punathambekar (Eds.), Global Bollywood, New York: New York University Press, 2008.

“We’re Online, Not on the Streets: Indian Cinema, New Media, and Participatory Culture.” In Anandam Kavoori and Aswin Punathambekar (Eds.), Global Bollywood, New York: New York University Press, 2008.

“Between Rowdies and Rasikas: Rethinking Fan Activity in Indian Film Culture.” In Jonathan Gray, et al (Eds.), Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

“MSSRF’s Information Village Research Project, Pondicherry.” In Balaji Parthasarathy and Kenneth Keniston (Eds.), Information and Communications Technologies for Development: A Comparative Analysis of Impacts and Costs from India, 2005.

Digital Academic Publications

“On the Ordinariness of Participatory Culture.” Symposium piece for special issue on Fan Activism, Eds. Henry Jenkins and Sangita Shresthova in Transformative Works and Cultures (forthcoming, 2012).

Reimagining South Asia: A Conversation (with Rohit Chopra and Manan Ahmed), Seminar.

What brown cannot do for you: MTV-Desi, diasporic youth culture, and the limits of television. FLOW, Vol.10, Issue 2.

Television, participatory culture, and politics: the case of Indian Idol. FLOW, Vol. 10, Issue 5.

Colombo Calling: Radio Ceylon and Bombay cinema’s “national audience. FLOW, Vol. 10, Issue 8.

Indian Idol and Flash Fandom. In Media Res, Media Commons, November 2007.

A Family Drama: Television and the Fight for the National Family. In Media Res, Media Commons, April 2008.