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Lived Islam and Islamism in Bangladesh 

Explores various aspects of Islamic practices and examines different strands of Islamist political parties and organizations (Dhaka: Prothoma, 2017)

Bangladesh: A Political History since Independence 

Examines the political history of the eighth most populous country of the world focusing on the issues of democracy, identity and development. Provides a comprehensive and unique overview of political and historical developments in Bangladesh since 1971. (London and NY: I B Tauris, 2016). 

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh 

Co-edited volume with Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman. 34 Chapters on various aspects Bangladeshi politics, society, economy and media. (London and NY: Routledge, 2016).

Islam and Identity Politics among British-Bangladeshis: A Leap of Faith

Examines identity politics among the Bangladeshi diaspora delvExamines identity politics among the Bangladeshi diaspora delving into the micro-level dynamics, the internal and external factors and the role of the state and locates these within the broad framework of Muslim identity and Islamism, citizenship and the future of multiculturalism in Europe. (Manchester, UK; Manchester University Press, 2013).​

Faithful Education: Madrassahs in South Asia 

An in-depth study of the history and roles of Islamic education in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh and the significance of these institutions in contemporary politics. (New Brunswick/London: Rutgers University Press, 2008; pb edition 2012).

How Did We Arrive Here? 

Collection of essays on the contemporary political events in Bangladesh. (Dhaka: Prothoma, 2015).

Bhoyer Sangskriti: Bangladeshe Atonko O Sontrasher Rajnoitik Orthoniti 

(The Culture of Fear: Political Economy of Terror and Violence in Bangladesh, in Bengali), Exploration of causes and conditions for political and social violence in Bangladesh (Dhaka: Prothoma, 2014).

Religion and Politics in South Asia

Edited volume, includes six country studies and an introduction. (London and New York: Routledge, 2010).

Paradise Lost? State Failure in Nepal

A study of relationships between state and society in Nepal. The book examines the causes of and conditions for the Maoist insurgency and explores the factors contributing to the inability of the constitutional political forces to appeal to the Nepali population. [Lead author: Ali Riaz, Co-author: Subho Basu] (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007).

God Willing: The Politics of Islamism in Bangladesh.

Analysis of the rise of the Islamist politics in Bangladesh. (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).

(Re) Reading Taslima Nasrin:

Context, Contents and Constructions Edited volume, includes 11 essays on controversial Bangladeshi feminist author Taslima Nasrin. (Dhaka, Bangladesh: Shrabon Prokashani, 2009).

Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh: A Complex Web.

An examination of the domestic, regional and international dynamics of the growing militancy in Bangladesh. (London/New York: Routledge, 2008).

Inconvenient Truths About Bangladeshi Politics

Collection of 13 essays on the problems of democratization and democratic practices in Bangladesh. (Dhaka, Bangladesh: Prothoma, 2012; second edition 2013).

Unfolding State: The Transformation of Bangladesh

Discussion on the formation and transformation of states in peripheral societies with special reference to Bangladesh and Tanzania. (Ontario, Canada: de Sitter Publications, 2006).

Voice & Silence: Contextualizing Taslima Nasreen

Critical analysis of Taslima Nasreen’s writing, media coverage of the debate relating to Nasreen’s alleged blasphemous statement, and the political dynamics of the events of July-August, 1994. (Dhaka: Ankur Prakashani, 1995).

State, Class and Military Rule: Political Economy of Martial Law in Bangladesh

A structural-historical interpretation of the causes of and conditions for military rule in Bangladesh. (Dhaka: Nadi New Press, 1994).

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