Articles in Refereed Journals


“The Everyday Practice of Acceptance: The Bagdadi Jews in Calcutta’ Cosmopolitan Landscape (1930’s – 1970s) Journal of Indo- Judaic Studies, Number 15, 2016


“Relocating Women’s Studies and Activism: A Dialogue” with Annanya Bhattacharjee, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Women’s Studies and Activism: Theories and Practice, edited by Colette Hyman and Diane Lichtenstein (fall/winter 1999), pp. 122-136.


“Expanding Civil Society, Shrinking Political Spaces: The Case of Women’s NGOs” in Social Politics, Spring 1999; Issue 6:1, pp. 23-53.  Oxford University Press also appears as a chapter in Dangerous Intersections: Feminist Perspectives on Population, Environment and Development.


“Crossing Borders, Maintaining Boundaries: The Life and Times of Farha, A Woman of the Baghdadi Jewish Diaspora.” Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, Volume No. 1, May 1998, p. 57-79.


“Making the Connections: Environmental Justice and the Women’s Health Movement.” Journal of Race, Class and Gender, Issue on Environmental Justice, p. 104-129.


“Population, Women and Environment,” in Development: Journal of the Society for International Development, Special Issue on People, Politics and Power: Shifting the Population Debate, 1994:1, p. 59-62

Articles and Chapters in Books


“Intuitive Feminist Parenting,” Feminist Parenting: Perspectives on Africa and Beyond, Edited By Rama Salla Dieng and Andrea O’Reilly, Demeter, Ontario, Canada, 2020


“Archival Cartographies: Multilayering Calcutta’s Baghdadi Jewish Histories,” The Baghdadi Jews Maintaining Communities, Negotiating Identity, and Creating Super-Diversity, Edited by Shalva Weil, Routledge, London, 2019


“Muslim Students in the Jewish Girl’s School,” The Baghdadi Jews Maintaining Communities, Negotiating Identity, and Creating Super-Diveristy, Edited by Shalva Weil, Routledge, London, 2019


“The Baghdadi Jews, an Economic Force Across Asia” (1790-1950s), In Contours of Relationship: India and the Middle East, Edited by Kingshuk Chatterjee, Center for Pakistan and West Asia Studies, University of Calcutta, KW Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2017


“A Diaspora of Hope: The Bagdadi Jews of Calcutta (1780 – 1965) in Beyond Strategies: Cultural Dynamics in Asian Connections, Ed. Priya Singh, Suchandana Chatterjee, Anita Sengupta and Arpita Basu Roy, Knowledge World Publishers, New Delhi 2014


“Progressive Masculinities: Oxymoron or Opportunity,” in Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy: Rebuilding Progress, Ed Devaki Jain and Diane Elson, Sage, India


Afterword for Shalom India Housing Society , by Esther David, The Feminist Press at CUNY, Spring 2009


“Jewish Diaspora through Colonial Spaces: Negotiating Identity and Forging Community” in Marking Times and Territories: Genders in the Globalization of South and Souteast Asia, Ed. Sonita Sarcer and Esha De, Duke University Press


“Subversive Couplings: On Anti-Racism and Postcolonialism in Graduate Women’s Studies” with    Laura Donaldson and Anne Donadey, in Women Studies on Its own: A Next Wave Reader in Institutional Change edited by Robyn Wiegman, Duke University Press


“Gender Silences in the Narmada Valley” in Eye to Eye: Women Practicing Development Across Cultures, edited by Susan Perry and Celeste Schenck, Zed Press (London)


“Red and Green not Saffron: Gender Politics in the Narmada Valley” with P. Basu in Hinduism and Ecology, edited by Christopher Key Chapple, Arvind Sharma and Mary E. Tucker, Harvard University Press for the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, 2000


“Asian Women’s Health: Organizing A Movement” with S. Nowrojee, Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire, South End Press, p. 73-85


“Ethics, Family Planning, Status of Women and the Environment,” in Population, Consumption and the Environment: Population Pressures, Religious and Secular Responses, Walt Coward, Ed. (State University of New York Press), p. 251-261

“Irrigation and the Land-Poor,” with R. Lenton in Water and Water Policy in World Food Supplies, W. Jordan, Ed. (Texas A & M University Press), p. 161-17



“Gender and the Right to Mobility in South Asia”with Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee, South Asia Women’s Fund,

Transforming Development Practice: Taking a Gender Equality Approach with Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee,