Ranganathan, M. 2019. “Empire’s Infrastructures: Racial Finance Capitalism and Liberal Necropolitics”, Urban Geography. Published online August 2, 2019 and forthcoming in print. IF 3.567.

Ranganathan, M and E Bratman. 2019. “From Urban Resilience to Abolitionist Climate Justice”, Antipode. Published online June 28, 2019 and forthcoming in print. IF 3.289.

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. IF 2.459.

Kiefer, K (*) and M Ranganathan. 2018. “The Politics of Participation in Cape Town’s Slum Upgrading: The Role of Productive Tension”. Journal of Planning Education and Research. Published online March 21, 2018 and forthcoming in print. IF 2.667.

Doshi, S and M Ranganathan. 2018.“Toward a Critical Geography of Corruption and Power in Late Capitalism”, Progress in Human Geography. IF 6.576.

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. IF 3.037.

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: IF 3.289.

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. IF 3.567.

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. IF 2.768.

Ranganathan, M. 2014. “Mafias in the Waterscape: Urban Informality and Everyday Public Authority in Bangalore”, Water Alternatives 7 (1): 89-105. IF 1.704.

Ranganathan, M L Kamath and V Baindur. 2009. “Piped Water Supply to Greater Bangalore: Putting the Cart Before the Horse?”, Economic and Political Weekly 44 (33): 53-62.

Haya, B, M Ranganathan, and S Kirpekar. 2009. “Barriers to Sugar Mill Cogeneration in India: Insights into the Structure of Post-2012 Climate Financing Instruments”, Climate and Development 1 (1): 66–81. IF 2.471.

Chaurey, A, M Ranganathan, and P Mohanty. 2004. “Electricity Access For Geographically Disadvantaged Rural Communities—Technology And Policy Insights”, Energy Policy (32) 15: 1693-1705. IF 4.880.

Prasad, R., M Ranganathan, P B Singh, and I H Rehman. 2003. “How Community Participation Can Integrate Energy Transitions Into Rural Development—The Experience Of Four North Indian Villages”. The Journal of Energy and Development (28) 2.


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.