Publications on COVID-19 by ICAS:MP members

Professor Shail Mayaram (ICAS:MP Co-Director/Module Coordinator of TM1 & Professor at CSDS),

Why Flinging the Term ‘Corona Jihad’ at the Tablighi Jamaat Makes No Sense, The Wire, 20 March 2020.


Professor Sebastian Vollmer (Module Coordinator of ICAS:MP’s TM 6 & Chair for Development Economics, Göttingen) and Dr Christian Bommer from Göttingen University,

Average detection rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections is estimated around nine percent, 2020.

Press Review of Deutsche Welle about this research:

Was eine Impfpflicht rechtfertigen könnte, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 16 August 2021.


Professor Rupa Viswanath (Module Coordinator of ICAS:MP’s TM3  & Professor at CeMIS Göttingen) and Professor Sebastian Vollmer (with Nitya Mittal)

Mittal, N., Viswanath, R. and Vollmer, S.: Covid-19 in Ländern mit niedrigem oder mittlerem Einkommen: Das Beispiel Indien, De Gruyter, 15 May 2020.


Professor Sanjay Kumar (Module Member of ICAS:MP’s TM3 & Professor at CSDS),

कोरोना वायरस: क्या प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के पास लॉकडाउन ही एकमात्र रास्ता था? -नज़रिया, BBC News Hindi, 5 April 2020.

As we fight virus, think & plan for crises ahead, The Asian Age, 8 April 2020.

कोरोना लॉकडाउनः नौकरों, ड्राइवरों की ज़िंदगी कैसे चलेगी?, BBC News Hindi, 19 April 2020.

हमेशा के लिए सुधारिए अस्पताल,, 19 April 2020.

After corona: Upgrade India’s healthcare fast, Deccan Chronicle and The Asian Age, 25 April 2020.

कोरोना लॉकडाउन में सरकारों ने ग़रीबों के साथ दोहरा व्यवहार किया?- नज़रिया, BBC News Hindi, 26 April 2020.

जितनी दिखती है, उससे कहीं गहरी है लॉकडाउन की मार: नज़रिया, BBC News Hindi, 2 May 2020.

Kumar, S., Singh. C.: For India to emerge from the corona crisis, there is need for greater dialogue in a federal setup, The Times of India, 26 May 2020.

Kumar, S., Rana. M.: Lockdown reinforced gender roles, more women abused, Deccan Chronicle and The Asian Age, 3 June 2020.


Professor Rajeev Bhargava (Module Coordinator of ICAS:MP’s TM4 & Professor at CSDS),

Revisiting scientific temper,The Hindu, 18 March 2020.

The return of the expert, The Hindu, 2 April 2020.

Halting the march of rumours, The Hindu, 15 April 2020.

Vividly imagining the life of migrant workers, The Hindu, 22 April 2020.

The death of fatalism, The Hindu, 14 May 2020.

The heavy burden of social suffering, The Hindu, 27 May 2020.


Dr Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay (Module Member of ICAS:MP’s TM3 & Assistant Professor at IISER Mohali),

Migrant Labour, Informal Economy, and Logistics Sector in a Covid-19 World, in R. Samaddar. In Borders of an Epidemic: COVID-19 and Migrant Workers, (pp. 25-31.). MCRG-RLS.

Ghosh, S., Bandyopadhyay, R.: Postal Ballot Voting Rights: The Only Way Migrant Workers Can Make Their Presence Felt, The Wire, 21 May 2020.

Intervention – “Why Do Empty Streets Threaten Democracy?”, Antipode Online, 25 June 2020.


Professor Hartmut Rosa (Module Member of ICAS:MP’s TM4, Director MWK Erfurt & Professor at Jena University), 

To regain control of events, we’re ready to slow down [Interview],, 20 March 2020.

Wir sollten unbedingt schauen, was jetzt mit uns passiert, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 23 March 2020.

Das Virus ist der radikalste Entschleuniger unserer Zeit, Der Tagesspiegel, 24 March 2020.

Die Chance der Entschleunigung: In der Corona-Krise gibt es nichts zum Abarbeiten [Interview], 26 March 2020.

Der Soziologe Hartmut Rosa sagt: Eine Spaltung zwischen den Generationen liegt im Bereich des Möglichen, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 3 April 2020.

Es war nicht das Virus, das uns angehalten hat, Zeit Magazin, 3 April 2020.

We can quit the rat race [Interview], 3 April 2020.


Professor Janaki Nair (Module Coordinator of ICAS:MP’s  TM5 & Professor at JNU),

Some must take barefoot to the highway, others make privileged journeys, The Indian Express, 28 May 2020.


Professor Rama Baru (Module Member of ICAS:MP’s TM6 & Professor at JNU),

To contain coronavirus, monitor and communicate, Hindustan Times, 6 March 2020.

Baru, R., Bisht, R.: The Government Must Stop Appeasing the Private Healthcare Sector, The Wire, 25 April 2020.

Commentary: India’s fragmented healthcare system is its Achilles’ heel in the fight against COVID-19. CNA. 14 May 2020.


Professor Shamika Ravi (Module Member of ICAS:MP’s TM6 & Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution), 

India still in coronavirus growth phase but rate has slowed, Indian Express, 20 April 2020.

War on Covid-19: Is India testing enough? Interview with Shamika Ravi, 21 April 2020.


Dr Tannistha Samanta (Module Member of ICAS:MP’s TM6 & Associate Professor at Flame University), 

Covid-19: In sickness and in wealth, Forbes India, 20 March 2020.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Importance of Social Capital During a Pandemic, The Wire, 30 March 2020.

Of grandparents, memories and the pandemic, Somatosphere, 28 April 2020.


Professor Amrita Dhillon, TM6 Senior Fellow, Cohort 2019-2020 

Afridi, F., Dhillon, A. and Roy, S.: How has Covid-19 crisis affected urban poor? Findings from a phone survey—II, Ideas for India.


Professor Shirin M Rai, TM5 Senior Fellow, Cohort 2019-2020

Jones, B., Moynihan, M., Oyebode, O., Rai, S.: COVID–19 in Multiple Registers,, 10 April 2020.

Rai, S., and True, J.: A Regenerative State or Business as Usual?,, 15 May 2020.


Dr Sushmita Pati, TM3 Fellow, Cohort 2019-2020

The Right Time to Speak of Housing Rights in India is Right Now, The Wire, 22 July 2020.

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