Publications in Journals and Books

Perspectives on Women's Menopausal Health: A Review, Asian Journal of Social Science, 45, 2017, 93-125 (jointly with Vibha Dixit).

Poverty and Population: A Study of Reproductive Ideals and Attitude towards Family Planning among the Rural Poor in Uttar Pradesh, in Sandhu, Jasmeet (ed.), Marriage and Family in India: Trends and Emerging Challenges, Rawat Publications, 2016, 139-156 (Reproduced from Guru Nanak Journal of Sociology, 1990). .

Muslim Women's Rights in India: Codified Personal Laws Needed, Economic and Political Weekly, LI(37), 10 September 2016, 22-25 (jointly with Qazi Sarah Rasheed).

Women's Menopausal Health: Exploratory Factor Analysis of Symptom Severity Experience, in Sharma, Suresh (ed.), Demographic Challenges in India, Athena Academic Ltd., 2016, 207-232 (jointly with Vibha Dixit).

Problems with the Eco-Sensitive Zone: Learnings from the Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, Economic and Political Weekly, 50(50), 12 December 2015 (jointly with Neha Pandey).

Urbanisation in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh: Statistical Trends and their Causes and Implications, UPUEA Economic Journal, 8(8), 2015, 40-49.

Sociology of Health: Moving towards Complexity Theory, Demography India, 42 (1-2), 2013, published in October 2015.

Conceptualizing HIV/AIDS Stigma among Adolescents and Youths in North Indian Setting: A Social Representation Approach, in Deb, Sibnath and Shukla, Archana (eds.), HIV/AIDS in India: A Public Health Approach on Contemporary Trends, Global Vision Publishing House, New Delhi, 2015 (jointly with  Sonal Mobar, A.K. Mishra and Rita Singh), 85-100.

Mapping High Risk Groups: The Bihar Experience, in Deb, Sibnath and Shukla, Archana (eds.), HIV/AIDS in India: A Public Health Approach on Contemporary Trends, Global Vision Publishing House, New Delhi, 2015 (jointly with Rita Singh), 137-153.

Gender and Development, UPUEA Economic Journal, 7(7), 2014, 1-7.

Coping with a Chronic Disease: Life Skills of Indian Youth to Face Health Challenges, Voice of Intellectual men: An International Journal, 4(2), 2014, 53-68 (jointly with Sonal Mobar and Vinod Chandra).

Sociological Analysis of the National Rural Health Mission: An Argument for Strengthening the Primary Health Centre, in Sharma, Suresh and Joe, William (eds.), National Rural Health Mission: An Unfinished Agenda, Bookwell, 2014, pp. 287-304.

Domestic Violence and its Impact on Fertility Behaviour: Evidence from Nationally Representative Household Survey Data in India, The Eastern Anthropologist, 67: 1-2, 2014, 189-205 (jointly with Niharika Tripathi).

The National Rural Health Mission: A Critique, Sociological Bulletin, 63:2, 2014, 287-301.

Tracing back the 'Psycosocial' in 'Definition of Health: Its Aims and Implications, in Somayajulu, U.V., Raju, S.S., Shekher, T.V., and Prakasam, C.P. (eds.), Regional Disparities and Social Development: Perspectives and Issues, Serial Publications, New Delhi, 2014 (jointly with Kumar Ravi Priya).

Violence against Women and its Impact on Fertility, Editorial, Everyman's Science, 47:4, 2013, The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata.

Sociological Investigation of Palliative Care: A Study in Kerala, in Raju, S. Siva, Somayajulu, Ulimiri V., and Prakasam, C.P. (eds.), Ageing, Health and Development, B.R.Publishing Corporation, Delhi, 2013 (jointly with T. Shukkoor).

Judicial Activism in India, Editorial, Everyman's Science, 46:6, 2012, The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata.

Female Feticide in North India: Extent, Causes and Suggestions, Proceedings of Annual International Conference of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2012), Global Science and Technology Forum, Singapore, 13-14 February 2012.

Missing Female Fetus: A Micro Level Investigation of Sex Determination in a Peri-urban Area of Northern India, Health Care for Women International, 20 December 2011, published in 33:1, 2012 (jointly with Rohini Ghosh),, 1020-34. 

Minority Welfare: A Reflexive Conceptualization, Editorial, Everyman's Science, 46:3, 2011, The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata.

On the Need for Combining Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Editorial, Everyman's Science, 46:1, 2011, The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata.

Stigma and Social Exclusion among Tuberculosis Patients: A Study of Ladakh, India, The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 1:4, 2011,, ISSN 2156-8960 (jointly with Sonal Mobar).

Understanding environmental concern: application of New Environmental Paradigm Scale in rural West Bengal, in Lahiri, S., Paswan, B. and Das, K. C. (eds.), Migration, Health and Development, Rawat Publications, New Delhi, 2011 (jointly with Pradip Swarnakar).

Economy and Sex Determination: A Study of Sex Determination and Female Feticide in a Peri-urban Area of Northern India, in Anand, Sandeep, Ibha Kumar and Anjula Srivastava (eds.), Challenges of the Twenty First Century: A Trans-disciplinary Perspective, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd, 2011 (jointly with Rohini Ghosh).

Globalization, Urban Contact, Poverty and Gender Bias: A Study of Sex Determination in a Peri-Urban Area of UP With Implication for Measurement of Poverty, in Chandrasekhar Putcha (ed.), Mathematical Formulation of Poverty Index: How We Measure Poverty in Different Nations around the World, Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NewYork, 2010 (jointly with Rohini Ghosh).

Stigma against HIV: A Study of Tuberculosis Patients and their Perception about HIV in Ladakh region of India, Demography India, 39: 2, 2010 (jointly with Sonal Mobar).

Determinants of Tetanus and Septicemia among the Last Neonatal Deaths at Household Level in a Peri-urban Area of India, POSTGRADMEDJ/2010/102723, 2010 (jointly with Rohini Ghosh). 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Treatment Seeking Behaviour among MSM: A Study of MSM Community in Mumbai, in James, K.S., Arvind Pandey, Dhananjay W. Bansod and Lekha Subaiya (eds.), Population, Gender and Health in India: Methods, Processes and Policies, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2010 (jointly with Ashish Kumar Mishra).       

Society, Self image and Risk: A Study of MSM Community in Mumbai, in Prakasam, C.P., K.E. Vaidyanathan, U.V. Somayajulu, and N. Audinarayana (eds.), Health, Equity and Human Rights: Perspectives and Issues, Serials Publications, 2010 (jointly with Ashish Kumar Mishra).       

Intra and Inter Household Difference in Antenatal Care, Delivery Practices and Postnatal Care between the Last Neonatal Deaths and Last Surviving Children in A Peri-Urban Area, The Journal of Biosocial Science (jointly with Rohini Ghosh), 2010.

HIV/AIDS in the Framework of Medical Sociology, Journal of Social Sciences, 11:1, 2009.

People's Attitude towards Groundwater Arsenic Contamination in West Bengal, India, The Eastern Anthropologist, 62:1, 2009, 61-83 (jointly with Pradip Swarnakar).

Triple Burden on Women Academic Scientists, in Kumar, Neelam (ed.), Women and Science in India: A Reader, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2009, 232 - 257 (jointly with Namrata Gupta).

Understanding Environmental Crisis: Locating Common Grounds in Principles and Practices between Deep and Social Ecologists, in Dasgupta, Samir (ed.), Understanding the Global Environment, Dorling Kindersley, New Delhi, 2009, 118-136 (jointly with Pradip Swarnakar).

Conceptualisation of Health and Illness: A Study of Social Representations among Bondos of Orissa. Psychology and Developing Societies, 2008, 20:1, 1 - 26 (jointly with Shikha Dixit and Mamata Mishra).

Population and Development: Participatory Perspective, in Verma, R.B.S., Manoj Kumar Agarwal and Raj Kumar Singh (eds.), Socio-economic Development and Population Dynamics in India, New Royal Book Co., Lucknow, 2007, 19-28.

Theorizing Social Movements: Need for a New Hermeneutics in Gandhian Constructive Work, Gandhi Marg, 2007, 29:1, 59-70.

HIV and Law in India:  Need for an Act of Parliament to Protect the Vulnerable and Related Issues, Population Review, 45: 2, 2006, 72-84.

Public Private Partnership in HIV/AIDS, Convention Journal: Public Private Partnership: Issues & Strategies, Lucknow Management Association, 2:1, 2006, 50-57 (jointly with Rita Singh).

Sustainable Development: Shift from Population to Cultural Paradigm, in Chaudhury, Sukant K. (ed.), Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Development, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2006, 75-97.

Should Social Scientists Use Statistical Methods?, The Eastern Anthropologist, 59:1, January-March, 2006, 103 -114 (jointly with Shikha Dixit).

Situating Pop Bhangra in Globalization: A Note on the Globalization Thesis, in Patnaik, B. N. and S. Imtiaz Hasnain (eds.), Globalization: Language, Culture and Media, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla, 2006, 271 - 281.

I Dont Know what my Designation is: Classifying Indian Software Workers, Proceedings of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2005, Association for Information Systems, [accessed on 22 February, 2006]. Also at [accessed on 22 February, 2006]. (jointly with P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan).

National Population and Health Policy, in Pandey, Arvind (ed.), Aspects of Health and Population, Hindustan Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2006.

Social Representations of Health and Illness among Women, in Pandey, Arvind (ed.), Aspects of Health and Population, Hindustan Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2006 (jointly with Shikha Dixit and Mamta Misra).

Perspectives on Health, Illness and Wellbeing: An Agenda for Future Research, in  Dalal, A. K. and Subha Ray (eds.) Social Dimensions of Health, Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2005, 89-104. 

Institutions of Rural Development and Challenges for Reforms: A Case Study of Land Reclamation Projects in UP, Proceedings of Conference on Policy in Practice: Designing and Promoting Effective Institutions, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 23-25 September 2005 (jointly with Rita Singh).

Dilemmas of Sustainable Development in India in Srivastava, D. C. (ed.), Readings in Environmental Ethics: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2005, 227-240 (jointly with P. Vigneswara Ilawarsan).

Men's Understanding of Women's Health Issues in Kanpur City, India: A Preliminary Research Report, Population Review, 43:2, Section 2, 2004 (jointly with Rita Singh).

On the Revival of Magical Practices in the Indian Systems of Medicine with Special Reference to Gandhi, Gandhi Marg, 25: 4, January-March 2004, 435-445.

Comments on the book Cities Transformed: Demographic Change and its Implications in the Developing World, Population Review, 43: 1-2, Section 3, 2004.

Power, Pluralism and Equality in India: A Sociological View,, online Journal of Sammaditthi Social Science Research, 3 November 2003.

Complexities, Ambiguities and Conflicts in Involuntary Sector: A Study of Two Voluntary Development Organizations, Guru Nanak Journal of Sociology, 23: 2, 2002, 11-26, published in 2003.

Voluntary Development Organisations: Mission, Vision, and Reality, Gandhi Marg, 23: 1, April-June 2003, 5-20 (jointly with Shailendra Kumar Dwivedi).

Issues in Sustainable Development in India, Proceedings of International Conference on Population, Development and Environment, BITS Pilani, India, 2003 (jointly with P. Vigneswara Ilawarsan).

Gender Inequality in Work Environment at Institutes of Higher Learning in Science and Technology in India, Work, Employment and Society, 17: 4, 2003, 597- 616, (jointly with Namrata Gupta).

Patrifocal Concerns in the Lives of Women in Science: Continuity of Tradition and the Emerging Challenges, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 10: 2, 2003, 279-305 (jointly with Namrata Gupta).

Is Software Work Routinized? The Journal of Systems & Software, 66: 1, 2003, 1- 6 (jointly with P. Vigneswara Ilawarsan).

Sociology of AIDS: Some Sociological Issues, in Pandey, Chandra M., Pradeep Misra and Uttam Singh, Biostatistical Aspects of Health and Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, 2002.

Women Academic Scientists in India, Social Studies of Science, Vol. 32: 6, Dec. 2002 (jointly with Namrata Gupta).

How Capability Maturity Model Matters: Mature Vs. Immature Software Organizations, Subic, A. J., H.C.Tsang, C.Y.Tang, and G. Netherwood (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Quality and Reliability (ICQR), 28- 30 August 2002, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (jointly with P. Vigneswara Ilawarsan), 133- 141.

Software Work in India: Routinization or Postmodernization, Guru Nanak Journal of Sociology, 22: 2, October 2001 (jointly with P. Vigneswara Ilawarsan),  1-27.

Fertility in UP: What can be Done? in Pandey, Janak and others, Social Development, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2002, 101-112.

Triple Burden among Women Scientists in India: A Sociological Study of Women Faculty at some Reputed Centres of Higher Learning and Research, Social Action, 51, Oct-Dec. 2001 (jointly with Namrata Gupta),  395- 416.

New Organizations and Social Change, Guru Nanak Journal of Sociology, 20: 1-2, 1999 (Published in 2001), 27- 49.

Power, Resistance, and Change in India at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century: The Post-Sociological View, Gandhi Marg, 23:1, 2001, 45- 63.

Bharat me Jansamkhya Vridhi ke Samajshastriya Aayam, Radhakamal Mukherjee: Chintan Parmpara, 2:1, 2000, 33- 35.

Role of HSS Department in the Technical Institutes, in Sabiruddin, D.K.Nautiyal and Asha Kapoor (eds.), Integrating Humanistic Values and Social Concerns with Technical Education, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Roorkee, Roorkee, 2000.

Crisis in the Conceptualization of Quality of Life: A Gandhian Critique, Gandhi Marg, 20: 3, October-December 1998, 279-290 (jointly with Clymes Augustine).

Conceptualization of Quality of Life: Traditional, Modern and Postmodern, The Eastern Anthropologist, 50: 3-4, July-December 1997, published in October 1998, 357-367 (jointly with Clymes Augustine).

Reconstructing the Theory of Social Movements, in Sebasti Raj and A.R Choudhury (eds.), Contemporary Social Movements in India: Achievements and Hurdles, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, 1998, 12-29 (jointly with Abhas Panda).

Problems of Theory and Data in Demography, in Singh, J.P. (ed.), op cit., 1998, 125- 148.

Theories of Population Growth: A Critique, in Singh, J.P. (ed.), Studies in Social Demography, M D Publications Pvt Ltd, 1998, 105- 124.

Population Control: An Essay Set in the Gandhian Framework, Gandhi Marg, April-June 1997, 19:1, 85- 92.

Tisri Kranti: Sambhavnayen evam Gandhivad, Samaj Vivechan, 4, 1997, 1-14 (in Hindi).

Population Dynamics in Uttar Pradesh, Kamla Gupta and Arvind Pandey (eds.) Population and Development in Uttar Pradesh, B. R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, 1997, 3-18.

Reconstructing Theory of Social Movements in India, Social Action, 46:2, 1996, 111-122 (jointly with Abhas Panda).

Gandhian Philosophy of Poverty, Gandhians in Action, 2: 5-6, 1995, 155-62.

Rural Housing: Problems and Perspectives, Kurukshetra(special issue on Housing: Changing Perception), 34: 8&9, 1996, 35-38.

Ecology Movements in Kerala: A Sociological Inquiry, Guru Nanak Journal of Sociology, Oct. 1996.

Muslim Fertility in Urban U.P.: A Qualitative Study, Demography India, 23:1&2, 1994, published in 1996, 41-49.

Fertility Patterns and Family Planning Acceptance among Slum Dwellers in Kanpur, Journal of Family Welfare, 41:2, 1995 (jointly with Jayant Upadhyay).

Gandhi and the Contemporary Challenges: The Emergence of New Social Movements, Gandhi Marg, 16:4, 1995, 437-451 (jointly with Clymes Augustine).

Neo-Social Movements: A Creative Cultural Perspective, Eastern Anthropologist, 47:3, 1994, 223-256 (jointly with Clymes Augustine).

Environmental Control: A Gandhian Perspective; Gandhians in Action, 1:1, 1994, 117--124.

Conducting a Reliable Census in Somalia, in Aidid, Mohammed Farah and Ruhela S.P., The Preferred Future Development in Somalia, Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 1993, 161-174.

Population and Sustainable Development, in Kalra, P.K. (ed.), Recent Trends in Applied Systems Research, 1993, Allied Publishers Ltd., New Delhi, 414-18.

Gandhian Sociology: An Outline, Eastern Anthropologist, 46:3, July - Sept. 1993, pp. 297-316.

Feminist Resurgence in India: Towards a Gandhian Framework, Gandhi Marg, 14:3, 1992, 489-502.

Demographic Revolution in Indian States, Eastern Anthropologist, 44:4, 1991.

Gandhian Theory of Population: Relevance and Implications, The Journal of Family Welfare, 37:4, 1991, pp. 32 - 45.

Poverty and Population: A Study of Reproductive Ideals and Attitude Towards Family Planning Among the Rural Poor in Uttar Pradesh, Guru Nanak Journal of Sociology, 11:2, 1990, published in 1992.

Growth of Muslim Population in India: Some Policy Issues, The Eastern Anthropologist, 42:4, Oct. - Dec.1989.

Family Planning Communication in India, in Sawhney, Nirmala, O.P. Vig and P.P. Talwar (eds.) Present Family Welfare Strategy: Some Alternatives, Population Centre, Lucknow, 1989.

What the Poor think about their Poverty-A Socio-Psychological Study, Indian Journal of Social Work, 50:2, April 1989, 171-182.

Reproduction among the Rural Poor in Uttar Pradesh, The Journal of Family Welfare, 35: 3, March 1989, 51-60.

Fieldwork in Large Scale Surveys: An Experience of I.I.T. Kanpur, in Sawhney, Nirmala, P.P. Talwar, and B.D., Misra (eds.), Large Scale Surveys in Health and FW Programme in India, Population Centre, (U.P.), Lucknow, 1988.

Population Policy in India: Some Issues in Lal, S.K. and Ambika chandani (eds.), Population Policy in India: Critical Issues for Future, 21st Century Publishers, Meerut, 1987.

Production and Reproduction in Moslem Countries, Social Change, 17:1, 1987, 66-71 (jointly with Dr. Asutosh Saxena).

Social Implications of Urbanization in India, The Journal of Sociological Studies, 6 Jan. 1987, 35-46.

Social Enrolment Rate, Fertility and Development, Indian Educational Review, Jan. 1987.

Rural Development: Policy Perspective, In Tewary, I.N. (ed.), Rural Development, Anmol Publication, Delhi 1986, 168-178, (jointly with Dr. Asutosh Saxena).

Errors in Age-Reporting in India: A Socio-Cultural and Psychological Explanation, The Indian Journal of Social Work, 47: 2, 1986, 127-136 (jointly with Prof. P.C. Saxena and Dr. R.K. Verma).

Population of North Eastern Zone of India: Pattern and Problems, in Datta Ray, B. (ed.), The Pattern & Problems of Population in North East India, Uppal Publishing House, New Delhi, 1986, 51-62.

Family Planning Programme in India: Some Issues, Yours Health, 35: 5 & 6, 1986, 117-129.

Social Structure and Family Planning: A case study of Two Tribal villages, The Journal of Family Welfare, Vol. 32, No. 1, Dec., 1985 (jointly with Dr. S.Naik).

Stratification and Mortality, Social Change, Sept. 1984.

Rural Non-Agricultural Employment in India: A Regional Analysis, Indian Journal of Regional Science, No.1, 1984 (jointly with Dr. Asutosh Saxena).

City Primacy in Developing Countries: A case study of India, Urban India, Sept. 1984.

Aspects of Population Debate and Stratification, The Journal of Family Welfare, Sept. 1984.

A Note on Logistic Method of Urban Forecasting, Demography India, 13: 1 & 2, 1984, 247-254.

Multidimensional Sociology and Vedantic Man, Darshana International, April, 1984.

Ideal Age at Marriage in a Rural Population, The Journal of Family Welfare, December 1983.

Cities in India-A Census Analysis, Nagarlok, 15:1, 1983, 73-84.

Educational Goals and Drop-out Factors in a Rural Population, Indian Educational Review, 18:3, 1983, 1-

Population policy and Productivity Management, In Narain, Vatsala and C.P. Prakasam (eds.), Population Policy Perspectives in Developing Countries, Himalaya Publishing House, 1983, 202-209.

Contemporary Urban Trends and their Implications for India's Urban Growth, The Journal of Social and Economic Studies, 10:1 & 2, 1982.

When to Limit Family Size: Some Considerations of Indian Society, In Misra, B.D., An Introduction to the Study of Population, South Asian Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1982, 323-331 (jointly with Prof. B.D. Misra).

A Longitudinal Study of Fertility and Family Planning in a Rural Population, 1972-79, The Indian Journal of Social Work, July 1981, 113-122 (jointly with Prof B.D. Misra).

Seasonality of Temporal Variations in Fertility, The Journal of Family Welfare, 38:1, 1981, 47-50, (jointly with Prof. B.D. Misra).

Regional Variations in the Process of Urbanization in Uttar Pradesh, Demography India, 9:1 & 2, 1980, 186-200.

A Happy Life: Dimensions of Satisfaction, The Indian Journal of Social Work, Jan. 1980, 369 - 80 (jointly with P. Sinha).

Some Comments and Modifications on Arriaga's New Approach to the Measurement of Urbanization, In Srinivasan, K. et al. (eds.) Dynamics of Population and Family Welfare, Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1979, 139- 49 (jointly with Prof. P.C. Saxena).

Fertility Differentials in India-an Analysis of Census Fertility Data The Journal of Family Welfare. 25:2, 1978, 44-56 (jointly with Prof. B.D. Misra).

Family Size Norms in India The Economic Times, June 8, 1978 (jointly with Prof. B.D. Misra).

Population Projections for Cities of Maharashtra, 1971-2001, IIPS Newsletter, 55, 1976, 10-14 (jointly with Prof. P.C. Saxena).

Projections of Rural and Urban Population of of Maharashtra (1971-2001) IIPS Newsletter, 52, 1976 1-5 (jointly with Prof. P.C. Saxena).