This is a compilation of some of the published general articles/book-reviews/creative writing by me in English. This is not a complete list.

Most of my general writing is in Hindi.

For material in Hindi please see:


in Books:

2021 : Eurocentrism, Brahmanical Hegemony and Colonial Science Education : Conflict and Collaboration, in Education and Inequality: Historical and Contemporary Trajectories, ed., Vikas Gupta, Rama Kant Agnihotri, Minati Panda, Orient Black Swan, New Delhi

2021 : Contestations that refuse to die: the battle for language as a primary marker of identity, in The Imbecile’s Guide to Public Philosophy, ed., Edited By Murzban Jal, Jyoti Bawane, Muzaffar Ali, Routledge India, New Delhi

2016: Contextualising curriculum in contemporary times: issues and alternatives in Neoliberalism, Critical Pedagogy and Education, ed., Ravi Kumar, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, London and New York

Mar 2013: The language question: the battle to take back the imagination, in Education, State and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact, ed., Ravi Kumar, Aakar Pubications, New Delhi

in Liberation :
Sep 2023 : Whither science after Chandrayaan

in Economic and Political Weekly

2013: Comments on Bangalore Literary Festival

08.07.95: Chandigarh: Planned Urbanisation?

Other magazines :

2017 Why Translate : A Personal Commentary, in Osmania Journal of English Studies : Special Section on Translations, p.75

May 2010: Bangla Bizarre in Himal Magazine

Oct 2003: Proceedings of UGC Golden Jubilee Seminar (Chandigarh) on Access and Accredition of Education Manpower Management and Quality of Higher Education

2001: How about listening to the teachers for once? In Panjab University Teachers Association Souvenir

Feb 98 The Academic-Media Interface in Media Mail

in The Tribune

01.03.97: Poet of the aching spririt rests at last (Kumar Vikal)

15.11.96: Protest yes: Violence No! (on persecution of M F Hussain)

30.05.96: The Continuing Struggle: Poll, People and Democracy

28.01.96: To inform, and not to sell

Oct '95: What is Scientific Temper?

25.03.95: Isn't Chandigarh already new?

23.01.95: In the depths of a black hole (on provincial university)

1993: Crisis in Higher Education in India, J. Soc. Sc. Res. (Panjab Univ.) 2 (1993) 33-45.

1986: Comments on Female Literacy in India, Paper presented in National Women's Studies Conference, Chandigarh

10 Mar 1982: A Voice from the Third World in Daily Princetonian, Princeton University, USA

Book Reviews

Current Science:

May 97: Deterministic Chaos: Complex Chance out of Simple Necessity by N Kumar, University Press, Hyderabad 1996

Aug 96: Symmetry Orbitals by H F Verheyen, Birkhauser, Boston

Economic and Political Weekly:

May 1994: Economic and Political Weekly: Review of Samaj Darshana, by Satyapal Gautam

J. Soc. Sci. Res. (Panjab Univ.):

1993: Basic and Applied Sciences in the World: Past Strategies and Present Status: Role of UNESCO by A Badran, UNESCO

The Tribune:

28 Apr 2024 : Why we die : the new science of ageing and the quest for immortality, by Venky Ramakrishnan

14.10.01: The Alternative to Capital's Social Order by Istvan Meszaros

'99: My Own Country by Abraham Verghese

06.06.99: The Kitchen Chronicles: 1001 Lunches with J Krishnamurti by Michael Krohnen

Mar 99: Communities and Conservation: Natural Resource Management in South and Central Asia, ed. Ashish Kothari

Mar 99: Spit and Polish, by Carl Muller

24.01.99: Poverty, Population and Sustainable Development by S R Mehta

Dec '98: Communities and Conservation: natural resource management in South and Central Asia, eds. A Kothari, N Pathak, R V Anuradha and B Taneja,

18.10.98: Micor-foundations of Bengal Communism, by Harihar Bhattacharya

13.09.98: Hyperspace: A scientific odyssey through parallel universes and the 10th dimension. by Michio Kaku

19.04.98: Education, Development and Underdevelopment, eds, Suresh Chandra Shukla and Rekha Kaul.

29.03.98: The Song of the Dodo: Island Biography in an Age of Extinctions, by David Quammen

08.03.98: Education and Social development, by D R Chaudhry

02.11.97: Scholar Extraordinary: The Life of Friedrich Max Mueller by Nirad C Chaudhuri

12.10.97: Trees: AN Ecology Book for Children on Asian/Pacific Tres, ed. Regional editorial committee for asian/Pacific Copublication Programme, NBT

03.08.97: South Africa: Designing New Political Institutions, by Murray Faure and Jan-Erik Lane

Jun '97: Scientific Communities in the Developing World ed., J Gallard, V V Krishna and R Waast

16.03.97: Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness, by Roger Penrose

04.03.97: Jharkhand Movement: Ethnicity and Culture of Silence, by Sajal basu

23.02.97: Indian Socialists: Search for Identity, by Sonal Shah

15.12.96: The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter, by Fritjof Capra

Jun 96: Women and Sustainable Development: An International Dimension by Krishna Ahooja-Patel

28.04.96: Can India Win the Electronics Revolution and the questions related to India's strategic strengths and Security, compiled by V Iswarmurti

17.03.96: The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European roots of mathematics, by George Gheverghese Joseph

1996: Gender, Genre and Power in South Asia Expressive Traditions, ed. By Arjun Appadurai, Frank J Korom and Margaret A Mills

14.01.96: Religion and Politics in the United States, by Kenneth D Wald

12.11.95: Economic Dimensions of the Sardar Sarovar Project, by Y K Alagh

24.09.95: Delhi is not Far, by Ruskin Bond

09.07.95: Farewelll to a Ghost, Manoj Das

11.06.95: Tender Ironies: A Tribute to Lothar Lutze edited by Dilip Chitre, Gunther-Dietz Sontheimer, Hedirun Brueckner, Anne Feldhaus and Rainer Kining

09.04.95: Narmada and Environment: An Assessment by Y K Alagh

21.03.95: Technological self-reliance in India by Surendra J Patel

05.03.95: Environmental Pollution: A Scientific Dimension by G K Ghosh


2009 English translations of seven of my Hindi poems by Monica modi in Pratilipi, New Delhi

1985 in Third World Calling, New Delhi

1983 Ten poems in Thoughts – a in-house magazine published by the International centre, Princeton University