Ph.D. University of Virgina, 1976.
Crime and Criminality in British India. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1986, editor and contributor of two essays--"Introduction: Issues and Themes in the Study of Historical Crime and Criminality: Passages to the Social History of British India" and "Dangerous Castes and Tribes: The Criminal Tribes Act and the Magahiya Doms of Northeast India."
The Limited Raj: Agrarian Relations in Colonial India, Saran District, 1793- 1920. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1989; Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Bazaar India: Markets, Society, and the Colonial State in Gangetic Bihar. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1998; New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 2000.
Empire of Convicts, forthcoming.
Edited volume on Rebellion in India, 1757-1857, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
Edited volume on Power, Agrarian Structure, and Peasant Mobilization in Modem India, forthcoming.
(with James R. Hagen) "Local Sources for the Study of Rural India: The 'Village Notes' of Bihar ," Indian Economic and Social History Review 13 (1976): 75-84 , "Agrarian Reform and Peasant Dissidence: The Continuing Crisis in India." Peasant Studies 5 (1976): 9-14.
"An Institutional Shelter: The Court of Wards in Late Nineteenth Century Bihar." Modern Asian Studies 13 (1979): 247-64.
"Peasants on the Move: A Study of Internal Migration in India." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 10 (1979): 37-58.
"The Agrarian Origins of Crime: A Study of Riots in Saran District, India, 1866- 1920." Journal of Social History 13 (1979): 189-206.
"Social History and Local Records: Sources for the Study of Modem Bihar." Indian Archives 28 (1979): 1-23.
"Images of Asia: A Passage through Fiction and Film." History Teacher 15 (1980):351-69.
"Sacred Symbol and Sacred Space in Rural India: Community Mobilization in the 'Anti-Cow Killing' Riot of 1893." Comparative Studies in Society and History 25 (1980): 576-96.
"Adaptations in the New World: Micro-Perspectives on the Indochinese Refugee Experience in the United States." Selected Papers in Asian studies, new series, Paper no. 8, 1982, Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies.
(with Ann Waltner) " 'Plaintiff for the Chinese Peasants': Fei Xiaotong and the Study of Rural China." Peasant Studies 10 (1983): 163-74.
"Between British Raj and Saran Raiyat: The Development of Local Control Institutions in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries." In Rural India: Land, Power, and Society under British Rule, ed. Peter Robb. London: Curzon Press, 1983. Reprinted Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1992.
"A Conversation of Rumors: The Language of Popular Mentalites in Late Nineteenth-Century Colonial India." Journal of Social History 20 (1987): 485-505.
"The Many Faces of Sati in early Nineteenth Century India," (extracts of a paper) Manushi 42-43 (1987): 26-29.
"Disciplining 'Natives': Prisons and Prisoners in Early Nineteenth Century Colonial India," South Asia n.s., 10 (1987).
"Whose Sati? Widow Burning in Early 19th-Century India," Journal of Women's History 1 (1989): 8-33. Reprinted in Expanding the Boundaries of Women's History: Essays on the History of Women in the Third World, eds. Cheryl ]ohnson-Odim and Margaret Strobel (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992).
"World Cultures and World Geography Texts: Coverage of India," in National Review of Asia in American Textbooks in 1993: Secondary Level: World History, World Cultures, World Geography, National Project on Asia in American Schools at Columbia University and the Association for Asian Studies (Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 1993).
Contributor, entries on "Asian Peasantry," "Land Tenure and Reform," South Asian Cities," and "South Asian Migration," and part of the Editorial Board, Peter N. Stearns, general editor, Encylopedia of Social History (New York: Garland Publishing Company, 1994).
"The Voice of Colonial Discipline and Punishment: Knowledge, Power and the Penological Discourse in Early Nineteenth Century India," Indo- British Review 21 (1995): 62-71.
Contributor (over a 100 entries), The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature, vol. I, general editor, Mary Beth Norton, 3rd edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).
"Preface--Chinese Community," in Missing Stories: An Oral History of Ethnic and Minority Groups in Utah, eds. Leslie G. Kelen and Eileen Hallet Stone (Salt Lake City: University of Utah press, 1996), pp. 196-201.
"Do You Know the One about the Raja Who killed a Tiger? Oppression, History and the Maksudpur Story," in Political Economy and Protest in Colonial India: Professor Sunil Kumar Sen Commemoration Volume, eds. C. Palit, A. Bhattacharyya, R. Chakrabarti (Calcutta: Firma KLM, 1997), pp. 22-47.
"Orientalism: Better 'Said' Than Not," ASIANetwork Exchange 7,3 (2000):23- 24.