Ranganathan, M. September 9, 2022. “Urban flooding has everything to do with real estate corruption,” The Washington Post. LINK TO PDF

Ranganathan, M and A Bonds. 2022. “Racial Regimes of Property: Introduction to the Special Issue,” Environment and Planning: D (Society and Space), 40 (2): 197-207.

Ranganathan, M. 2022. “Towards a Political Ecology of Caste and the City”, Journal of Urban Technology, 29 (1): 135-143.

Ranganathan, M. 2022. “Caste, Racialization, and the Making of Environmental Unfreedoms in Urban India”, Ethnic and Racial Studies 45 (2): 257-277.

Chairez-Garza, J, M Gergan, M Ranganathan, and P Vasudevan. 2022. “Introduction to the Special Issue: Rethinking Difference in India Through Racialization”, Ethnic and Racial Studies 45 (2): 193-215.

Anguelovski, A Brand, M. Ranganathan, and D Hyra. 2021. “Decolonizing the Green City: From Environmental Privilege to Emancipatory Green Justice”, Environmental Justice

Ranganathan, M and E Bratman. 2021. “From Urban Resilience to Abolitionist Climate Justice”, Antipode 53 (1): 115-137.

Yam, E, M Silva, M Ranganathan, J White, T Hope, C Ford. 2021.”Time to take Critical Race Theory seriously: Moving Beyond a Colorblind Gender Lens in Global Health”, The Lancet – Global Health 9 (4): e389-e390

Kiefer, K and M Ranganathan. 2020. “The Politics of Participation in Cape Town’s Slum Upgrading: The Role of Productive Tension”, Journal of Planning Education and Research 40 (3): 263-277.

Ranganathan, M. 2020. “Empire’s Infrastructures: Racial Finance Capitalism and Liberal Necropolitics”, Urban Geography 41 (4): 492-496.

Ranganathan, M. 2018. “Rule By Difference: Empire, Liberalism, and the Legacies of Urban ‘Improvement'”, Environment and Planning: A (Economy and Space) 50 (7): 1386–1406.

Doshi, S and M Ranganathan. 2018.“Toward a Critical Geography of Corruption and Power in Late Capitalism”, Progress in Human Geography, 43 (3): 436-457.

Doshi, S and M Ranganathan. 2017. “Contesting the Unethical City: Land Dispossession and Corruption Narratives in Urban India”, Annals of the American Association of Geographers 107 (1): 183-199.

Ranganathan, M. 2016. “Thinking with Flint: Racial Liberalism and the Roots of an American Water Tragedy”, Capitalism Nature Socialism 27 (3): 17-33.

Ranganathan, M. 2015. “Storm Drains as Assemblages: The Political Ecology of Flood Risk in Postcolonial Bangalore”, Antipode 47 (5): 1300-1320. Video abstract:

Ranganathan, M and C Balazs. 2015. “Water Marginalization at the Urban Fringe: Environmental Justice and Urban Political Ecology Across the North-South Divide”, Urban Geography 36 (3): 403-423.

Ranganathan, M. 2014. “Paying for Water, Claiming Citizenship: Political Agency and Water Reforms at the Urban Periphery”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38 (2): 590-608.

Ranganathan, M. 2014. “Mafias in the Waterscape: Urban Informality and Everyday Public Authority in Bangalore”, Water Alternatives 7 (1): 89-105.


Anguelovski, I, M Ranganathan, and D Hyra. 2021. “The Racial Inequalities of Green Gentrification in Washington, DC”, in I Anguelovski and J Connolly (eds) The Green City and Social Injustice: 21 Tales from North America and Europe. New York: Routledge.

S Doshi and M Ranganathan. 2019. “Corruption” in Antipode Editorial Collective (Eds), Keywords in Radical Geography. Antipode Book Series.

Ranganathan, M and S Doshi. 2019. “A Radical Politics for the Anthropocene? Political Ecologies of Dispossession and Anticorruption in Urban India” in H Ernstson and E Swyngedouw (Eds), Interrupting the Anthro-Obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities.  Routledge: New York and London.

Ranganathan, M. 2018.“Rethinking Urban Water Informality” in K Conca and E Weinthal (Eds), Oxford Handbook on Water Politics and Policy. Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York.

Ranganathan, M. 2017. “”Hydraulic Politics In/Beyond the World Class City” Review Forum for Lisa Bjorkman’s Pipe Politics. Dialogues in Human Geography 7 (3): 349-351.

Ranganathan, M. 2017. “Endangered City by Austin Zeiderman and Hydraulic City by Nikhil Anand Review Forum“, Society and Space, the blog for the journal Environment and Planning: D.

Ranganathan, M. 2013. “Financialized and Insurgent: The Dialectics of Participation in Bangalore’s Neoliberal Water Reforms”, pp 65-88 in K Coelho, L Kamath, and M Vijayabaskar (Eds), Participolis: Consent and Contention in India’s Neoliberal Urban Governance. Routledge: Abingdon and New Delhi.

Ranganathan, M. 2012. “Reengineering Citizenship: Municipal Reforms and the Politics of ‘e-Grievance Redressal’ in Karnataka’s Cities”, pp 109-132 in R Desai and R Sanyal (Eds), Urbanizing Citizenship: Contested Spaces in Indian Cities. Sage: Thousand Oaks and New Delhi.

Ranganathan, M. 2011. “The Embeddedness of Cost Recovery: Water Reforms and Associationism at Bangalore’s Fringes”, pp 165-190 in J Anjaria and C McFarlane (Eds), Urban Navigations: Politics, Space, and the City in South Asia. Routledge: Abingdon and New Delhi.


Ranganathan, M. 2019. “Property, Pipes, and Improvement”, e-Flux Architecture Special Issue on Liquid Utility,

Decolonizing Infrastructure in India and the US: A Conversation with Malini Ranganathan by Siddharth Menon (2019):

SIS Breaks it Down: Climate Justice in Washington, DC: An interview with Malini Ranganathan (2019):

Ranganathan, M. 2019. “A Legacy of Abolition and Love in the Work of a Washington, DC Organizer”, The North Star,  June 2 See PDF version here

Ranganathan, M. 2018. “Beyond Third World Comparisons: America’s Geography of Water, Race, and Poverty”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Spotlight Series on “Parched Cities, Parched Citizens”

Ranganathan, M. 2017. “The Environment as Freedom: A Decolonial Reimagining”, Social Science Research Council Items Series on “Just Environments” Republished in Black Perspectives, the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society

Ranganathan, M and S Doshi. 2017. “The Color of Corruption: Whiteness and Populist Narratives”, Society & Space Open Site, Environment and Planning: D

Ranganathan, M. December 10, 2015. “Why Bengaluru is not Immune to Floods: It’s All About Land (and Money)”, Citizen Matters.

Ranganathan, M. 2014. “High Tech and the Monsoon” in R Burdett, P Rode, P Shankar, and S Vahidy (Eds), Governing Urban Futures (Urban Age Series). London: London School of Economics and Political Science.