Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai | Tuljapur | Guwahati | Hyderabad

The recent publications ( 2020-22) of the faculty at the SPPG can be classified as follows:  


Pandemic and its many Precarities

  • Aseem Prakash & Hem Broker (2022), ‘Pandemic Precarity:  Life, Livelihood, and Death in the Time of the Pandemic’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 57, Issue 5, pp. 40-45.
  • Aseem Prakash, Guest Editor: COVID-19 Pandemic in India: Response of State, Markets and Civil Society, Journal of Social and Economic Development, Volume 23, supplement issue 2, 2021.
  • Aseem Prakash (2021) 'Pandemic Precarity' Journal of Social and Economic Development, Volume 23, supplement Issue 2, pp. 229-233.
  • Arvind Pandey, Aseem Prakash, Rajeev Agur &   Ganesh Maruvada (2021), 'Determinants of COVID-19 Pandemic in India: An Exploratory Study of Indian States and Districts', Journal of Social and Economic Development, Volume 23, supplement Issue 2, pp. 248-279.
  • Amit Sadhukhan & S. R. Chowdhury (2021), ‘Export Induced Loss in Employment and Earnings under the Covid-19 Pandemic: Identifying key industries in India’, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 56, No. 41, pp. 54-60.
  • Ipsita Sapra (2021), ‘What new problems digitised classrooms create’ in D+C, Development + Cooperation

Markets and Inclusion 

  • Aseem Prakash (2021), 'Markets and Aspiration' in Sujata Patel (ed.), Neoliberalism, Urbanisation, and Aspirations in Contemporary India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp. 233-256.
  • Aseem Prakash (2021), 'Dalit Enter the Indian Markets as Owners of Capital: Adverse Inclusion, Social Networks and Civil Society' Aakash Singh Rathore (ed.), B.R. Ambedkar: The Quest for Justice, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp. 190-2018

 Dimensions of Urban Engagements 

  • Aseem Prakash (2021), 'Everyday Politics of Economic Life in Small Town North India: A Social History of Kannauj through the Lens of the Ittar (Perfume) Business', Sociological Bulletin, Volume 70, No 4, pp. 467–484.
  • Debolina Kundu, Rakesh Mishra, Arvind Pandey & Devender Singh (2022), ‘Sex Ratio at Birth in Urban India,’ Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 57, No. 3, pp. 48-55.
  • Debolina Kundu & Arvind Pandey (2021), ‘Multi-level Measuring- Monitoring and Reporting on Urban Development in India’, IzR- Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (Information on Spatial Development), Volume 48, No. 1, pp. 60-73.  ISSN 0303-2493 (Print) | ISSN 2698-8410 (Online). Germany: BBSR.
  • Debolina Kundu & Arvind Pandey (2021), ‘Sustainable Urbanisation in India and Delhi: Challenges and Way Forward’ (Background Paper in 23rd ASEF Summer University, ASEF Education Department). Singapore: Asia-Europe Foundation.
  •  Debolina Kundu & Arvind Pandey (2021), [Review of the book Demanding development: The Politics of Public Goods Provision in India's Urban Slums by Adam Michael Auerbach], Environment & Urbanisation Asia, Volume 12, No. 2, pp. 344–347.
  • Khushboo Srivastava (2021), ‘Inciting Hopes for the Future: Civic Activism in London, Mumbai, and Paris Amid the Covid‑19 Crisis’, Metropolitics, June 2021. (Co-Authored with Yardımcı, Gimel & Borday)

Human Mobility

  • Ipsita Sapra (2022), ‘Stateless in India: Institutionalizing Homegrown Solutions’ in The Routledge Handbook of Refugees in India, Routledge India, New Delhi
  • Ipsita Sapra & B P Nayak (2021), The protracted exodus of migrants from Hyderabad in the time of COVID-19. Journal of Social and Economic Development, Volume 23, supplement Issue 2, 398–413
  •  Meera Sethi, Debolina Kundu, & Arvind Pandey (2021), India-EU Migration and Mobility: Flows & Patterns. Austria: The International Centre for Migration Policy Development and the European Union.

  Margins and Marginalities 

  • Ipsita Sapra (2021), ‘Righting the Narrative: PMRDFs in Actualising a Human Rights-Based Approach to Development’ in Prabhu S and Prasuraman (ed) Making Development Happen: Transformational Change in Rural India Volume II, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi
  • Khusboo Srivastava (2021), ‘Empowerment and Subjugation: Re-conceiving commercial surrogacy as work–labour in India,’ Asian Journal of Women's Studies, Vol 27, Issue 4. 2021
  • Laxmi Lingam & Ipsita Sapra (2021) Behind India's lowest female labour force participation rates in the world in The Leaflet

On the Frontiers of the Economy 


COVID-19 Series 

State Policies

Covid -19: Policy Response of Union and State Governments (As on 17th April, 2020)

Covid-19: Policy Response of Union and State Governments (As on 06th April, 2020)

Covid-19: Policy Response of Union and State Governments (As on 31 March, 2020)

Corporate Response

Covid-19: Response of India Inc. (A Study of 100 Corporations as on 18 April, 2020)

Covid-19: Response of India Inc (A study of 50 corporations as on 5 April, 2020)

International Response

Covid-19: International Policy Response (As on 14th April, 2020)

Policy Briefs

Navigating to Normal: A Responsive Lockdown Exit Strategy

Policing in Pandemic

Mental Health in Wake of Covid-19: Existing Initiatives and Recommendations

Newspaper Op-ed

Covid 19: Does India Need to Re-visit its Exit Strategy,  Indian Express, April, 29, 2020 – T.M. Pranathi and Shruti Prasad

Why don't we See Women: The Untold Story of Covid-19 Migration. Indian Express, April, 25, 2020 - Ipsita Sapra

Can the migrant crisis lead to a breakdown of the society as we know it? Indian Express, April, 17, 2020 - Ipsita Sapra


1."Restoration of Work in the Informal Sector of India”, 21 April, 2020

You Tube : W. R. ReddyRavi Srivastava, K.P. Kannan, Amita Bhide, Darshini Mahadevia, D.N. Reddy 

Podcast: W.R. ReddyRavi Srivastava , K.P. Kannan, Amita Bhide, Darshini MahadeviaD.N.Reddy  

2. 60th Perspective Lecture by Ravi Srivastava, April, 10, 2020

YouTube :  Migrant Workers in the Time of Corona

Podcast: Migrant Workers in the Time of Corona

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