Discipline wise list of recent selected publications

Explaining the ‘jobless’ growth in Indian manufacturing

In Indian manufacturing, which accounts for only 12.2% of the country’s workforce, a few technologically advanced sectors coexist with a vast informal sector. The growth of Indian manufacturing is characterized by ‘joblessness’, and during the post-1991 years, by large yearly and industry-wise variations. While a few capital- and skill-intensive industries recorded fast rates of growth of value added, employment generation occurred largely in the unorganized sector, mainly in export-oriented industries such as garments and textiles.

Intimate gifts and ‘bad’ deaths: Reflections on organ transplants, state and society in Gujarat

Discursive strategies around organ donation in India, as elsewhere, are bio-medical as well as religio-moral in nature. Given that cadaver transplants remain a largely untapped resource in India, this paper is concerned with the relative medical success and social acceptance of this mode of transplant among certain communities in contemporary Gujarat. Why is Gujarat a privileged site for this ethnography?