Ambedkar, Bhimrao R. 1946. What Congress and Gandhi have done to the untouchables. Bombay: Thacker.
Basu, Amrita. 1992. Two Faces of Protest: Contrasting Modes of Women's Activism in India. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Basu, Amrita. 1999. “Hindu women's activism in India and the questions it raises.” In Resisting the Sacred and the Secular. Women's Activism and Politicized Religion in South Asia, eds. Jeffery, Patricia and Basu, Amrita, 167–84. New Delhi: Kali for Women.
Basu, Amrita. 2003. “Gender and Governance: Concepts and Contexts”. In Essays on Gender and Governance 20–58. New Delhi: Human Development Resource Centre, UNDP India.
Beckerlegge, Gwilym. 2004. “The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's ‘Tradition of Selfless Service’.” In The Politics of Cultural Mobilization in India, eds. Zavos, John, Wyatt, Andrew, and Hewitt, Vernon, 106–35. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Chakravarti, Uma. 2003. Gendering Caste: Through a Feminist Lens. Calcutta: Stree.
Chandra, Kanchan. 2004. Why Ethnic Parties Succeed: Patronage and Ethnic Head Counts in India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chatterjee, Partha.  2006. The Politics of the Governed: Reflections on Popular Politics in Most of the World. Delhi: Permanent Black.
Ciotti, Manuela. Forthcoming. Political Agency and Gender. London and New York: Routledge.
Ciotti, Manuela. 2010a. Retro-modern India: Forging the Low-caste Self. New Delhi and London: Routledge.
Ciotti, Manuela. 2010b. “Futurity in Words: Low-caste Women Politicians’ Self-representation and Post-Dalit Scenarios in North India.” Contemporary South Asia 18(1): 43–56.
Ciotti, Manuela. 2009. “The Conditions of Politics: Low-caste Women and Political Agency in a Northern Indian City.” Feminist Review 91:113–34.
Ciotti, Manuela. 2006. “At the Margins of Feminist Politics? Everyday Lives of Women Activists in Northern India.” Contemporary South Asia 15(4): 437–52.
Corbridge, Stuart, Williams, Glyn, Srivastava, Manoj, and Véron, René. 2005. Seeing the State. Governance and Governmentality in India. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Corbridge, Stuart, and Harriss, John.  2001. Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Dube, Saurabh. 1998. “Entangled Endeavors: Ethnographic Histories and Untouchable Pasts.” Comparative Studies of South Asia and the Middle East, vol. XVIII N. (1):82–92.
Eckert, Julia. 2003. The Charisma of Direct Action: Power, Politics and the Shiv Sena. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Forbes, Geraldine. 2005. Women in Colonial India: Essays on Politics, Medicine and Historiography. New Delhi: Chronicle Books.
Gauri, . 2004. Interview by author. Lucknow, India. September 9.
Guru, Gopal. 1995. Dalit women talk differently. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 30 n. 41/42, October 14–21, 2548–2550.
Harriss, John. 2007. “Antinomies of Empowerment: Observations on Civil Society, Politics and Urban Governance in India.” Economic and Political Weekly, June 30: 2716–724.
Jaoul, Nicolas. 2006. “Learning the Use of Symbolic Means: Dalits, Ambedkar Statues and the State in Uttar Pradesh.” Contributions to Indian Sociology 40(2):175–207.
Jayal, Niraya G. 1999. Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Jeffery, Patricia. 1979. Frogs in a well. Indian women in purdah. London: Zed Press.
Jeffrey, Craig, Jeffery, Patricia, and Jeffery, Roger. 2008. Degrees without Freedom?: Education, Masculinities, and Unemployment in North India. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Katju, Manjari. 2003. Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Indian Politics. New Delhi: Orient Longman.
Krishna, Anirudh. 2003. “What is Happening to Caste? A View from Some North Indian Villages.” Journal of Asian Studies 62(4):1171–193.
Krishnaraj, Maithreyi. 2009. “Women's Citizenship and the Private-Public Dichotomy.” Economic and Political Weekly, XLIV, (17):43–5.
Kumar, Radha.  2003. The History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights and Feminism in India 1800–1990. New Delhi: Zubaan.
Medha, . 2005. Interview by author. Lucknow, India. January 20.
Meena, . 2004. Interview by author. Lucknow, India. August 22.
Meenakshi, . 2004. Interview by author. Lucknow, India. September 16.
Meera, . 2004. Interview by author. Lucknow, India. August 24.
Minault, Gail. 1981. “Introduction: The Extended Family as Metaphor and the Expansion of Women's Realm.” In The Extended Family: Women and Political Participation in India and Pakistan, ed. Minault, Gail, 3–18. Columbia, MO: South Asia Books; Delhi: Chanakya Publications.
Narayan, Badri. 2006. Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India: Culture, Identity and Politics. New Delhi: Sage.
Omvedt, Gail. 1993. Reinventing Revolution: New Social Movements and the Socialist Tradition in India. Armonk, NY: Sharpe.
Pai, Sudha. 2002. Dalit Assertion and the Unfinished Democratic Revolution: The Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh. New Delhi; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Pai, Sudha. 2009. “New Social Engineering Agenda of the Bahujan Samaj Party: Implications for state and national politics.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, n.s., Vol. XXIII (3): 338–53.
Pandey, Gyanendra. 2006. “The Subaltern as Subaltern Citizen.” Economic and Political Weekly, May 6, 1779–788.
Patel, Sujata. 2007. “Sociological Study of Religion: Colonial modernity and 19th Century Majoritarianism.” Economic and Political Weekly, March 31, 1089–1094.
Priya, . 2004. Interview by author. Lucknow, India. December 15.
Rao, Anupama. 2003. “Introduction.” In Gender and Caste, ed. Rao, Anupama, 1–47. New Delhi: Kali for Women.
Sapna, . 2004. Interview by author. Lucknow, India. November 30,
Sarkar, Tanika. 1995. “Heroic Women, Mother Goddesses: Family and Organisation in Hindutva Politics.” In Women and the Hindu Right: A Collection of Essays, eds. Sarkar, Tanika and Butalia, Urvashi, 181–215. New Delhi: Kali for Women.
Sarkar, Tanika. 2001. Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community Religion and Cultural Nationalism. Delhi: Permanent Black.
Ilina, Sen, ed. 1990. A Space within the Struggle. New Delhi: Kali for Women.
Ilina, Sen, 2004. “Women's Politics in India.” In Feminism in India, ed. Chaudhuri, Maitrayee187–210. New Delhi: Kali for Women.
Shaila, . 2004. Interview by author. Lucknow, India. November 26.
Skaria, Ajay. 2002. “Gandhi's Politics: Liberalism and the Question of the Ashram.” South Atlantic Quarterly 101(4):955–86.
Silva, Neluka. 2004. The Gendered Nation: Contemporary Writings from South Asia. New Delhi: Sage.
Singer, Wendy. 2007. “‘A Constituency Suitable for Ladies’ and Other Social Histories of Indian Elections”. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Srivatsan, R. 2006. “Concept of ‘Seva’ and the ‘Sevak’ in the Freedom Movement.” Economic and Political Weekly, February 4, 427–438.
Sunder Rajan, Rajeswari. 1993. Real and Imagined Women: Gender, Culture and Postcolonialism. London: Routledge.
Vanita, . 2004. Interview by author. Lucknow, India. September 11.
Watt, Carey A. 2005. Serving the Nation: Cultures of Service, Association, and Citizenship. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.