Democracy in India [with Pradeep Chhibber and Irfan Nooruddin; forthcoming with Cambridge University Press]

A survey of empirical social science literature on India that covers topics from party politics, federalism, the bureaucracy, to public goods provision.


Jassal, Nirvikar. 2020. Gender, Law Enforcement, and Access to Justice: Evidence from All-Women Police Stations in India.” American Political Science Review 114 (4): 1035–54.

Jassal, Nirvikar. 2020. "Segregation as Efficiency? Group-Specific Institutions in North India." Journal of Asian Studies, forthcoming.

Jassal, Nirvikar and Hanif Qureshi. 2021. “Riots & Rapid Action: The Special Wing of the Central Reserve Police.” Amit Ahuja and Devesh Kapur (Eds.), Internal Security in India (forthcoming with Oxford University Press).

Jassal, Nirvikar, and Pradeep Chhibber. 2019. “Crises of Institutional Legitimacy and Gender.” Asian Survey 59 (1): 85–97.

Chhibber, Pradeep, and Nirvikar Jassal. 2018. “The BJP, Economic Reform, and Contentious Politics.” Asian Survey 58 (1): 86–99.


Policing and Violence Against Women in India

Women, Gendered Work, and Policing: Experimental Evidence from Maharashtra [with Sharon Barnhardt]

On-Going Projects

Do Cops Discriminate? An Experiment with Indian Police Officers (in collaboration with the Haryana Police)

Representation and Policing: A Text-as-Data Study of Crime in India

Subnational Borders and Development (with David Carter)