Kailash is with the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad. He has previously worked at Panjab University, Chandigarh and the Regional Institute of Education (National Council for Educational Research and Training), Bhopal.
He has been associated with the Lokniti since 2007. Some of activities he has been involved include the project on Democratic Governance in Indian States (2007-9) and the National Election Study 2009. Currently, Kailash is one of the day-to-day coordinators of the project on Comparative State Politics and Public Policy in India's Federal context. This is a part of Lokniti’s new research programme on comparative state politics in India. It is being done in collaboration with the India Institute at King’s College, London. This study examines the relationship between the political environment and social and economic welfare policies across select Indian states.
Kailash has been also been a visiting fellow at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune, Pune. He is also a Hony. Fellow at the Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi.
His research centres on issues of coalition politics and processes in India. He is also interested in issues related to federalism, political parties and elections.
Articles in Professional/Refereed Journals
- Middle Game in Coalition Politics, Economic and Political Weekly, 42(4) January 27, 2007: 307-317.
- Alliances and Lessons of Election 2009, Economic and Political Weekly, 44 (39), September 26, 2009:52-57
- Varieties of comparative state politics research in India, Seminar 620, April, 2011:66-71
- Federal Calculations in State Level Coalition Governments, India Review, 10 (3), July 2011:246-82..
- Coalitions: Permanent Instability or Reinforcing Democracy, Canada Watch, Winter 2012: 25-27 .
- “The Political Calendar of Kerala and the Incumbent Penalty-Effect,” Think India Quarterly, 2012: 174-93.
- The More things Change, the More they Stay the Same in India: The Bahujan and Paradox of the “Democratic Upsurge”Asian Survey,52(2), March/April 2012:321-47
Articles in Edited Volumes
- “Policy making in India's federal coalitions: The Group of Ministers Device,” in Hoshiar Singh, P.C. Mathur and Pankaj Singh (ed.), Coalition Governments and Good Governance, (Jaipur: Aalekh, 2007) 167-225. Co-author with Balveer Arora
- “The Emerging Politics of Cohabitation: New Challenges,” in Ajay K Mehra (ed.) Emerging Trends in Indian Politics: The 15th General Election, (Routledge: New Delhi, 2010): 86-113
- “Political Outsourcing as a Coalition Strategy in Kerala,” in Gurpreet Mahajan (ed.), Accommodating Diversity: Ideas and Institutional Practices, (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011): 182-205.
- “Indian Federalism,” in K C Suri (ed.), Indian Politics, (New Delhi: ICSSR /Oxford University Press, 2013):100-60. Co-author with Balveer Arora, K Suan and Rekha Saxena
- “The New Party System: Federalised and Binodal,” in Ajay Mehra (ed.) Party System in India: Emerging Trajectories, (New Delhi: Lancer Publishers, 2013) Co-author with Balveer Arora
- “Generational Change in Political Parties and the Party System,” in Ajay Mehra (ed.) Party System in India: Emerging Trajectories, (New Delhi: Lancer Publishers, 2013)
Reports and Occasional Papers
- Harihar Bhattacharyya, “Federalism in Asia: India, Pakistan and Malaysia” London: Routledge, 2010) Contemporary South Asia, 21(3) September, 2013
- Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta, eds, “The Oxford Companion to Politics in India” Student Edition, (New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 2011), in Studies in Indian Politics, Sage 1(1):109-11.
- Paul Wallace and Ramashray Roy (ed). “India’s 2009 Elections: Coalition politics, Party Competition, and Congress Continuity” (New Delhi: Sage, 2011) The Book Review, June 2012.
- B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues, “The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work” The Book Review, December 2011.
- Sudha Pai, "Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradesh: Congress Response" (New Delhi: Routledge, 2010), The Book Review, May 2011.
- Katharine Adeney, Federalism and ethnic conflict regulation in India and Pakistan, (New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), Contemporary South Asia,M 18 (2), June 2010.
- Stefano Bartolini and Peter Mair, "Identity, Competition and Electoral Availability: The Stabilisation of European Electorates 1885 – 1985" (Colchester: ECPR Press, 2007), Political Science Review, September 2009.
- Lloyd I Rudolph and Susanne H Rudolph, " Explaining Indian Democracy: A Fifty Year Perspective, 1956-2006" Three Volumes (New Delhi: Oxford, 2008), Seminar, October 2008
- Arvind Sivaramakrishnan (ed.) "Short on Democracy: Issues Facing Indian Political Parties", (Gurgaon: Imprint One, 2007) Seminar, June 2008.
- Subrata K. Mitra, "The Puzzle of India’s Governance: Culture, Context and Comparative Theory" (London: Routledge, 2006), Contemporary South Asia, 15 (4) December 2006
- Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Shankar Raghuraman, "A Time of Coalitions: Divided We Stand" (New Delhi: Sage, 2004), Contemporary South Asia, 15 (1) March 2006.
- Rajendra Vora and Suhas Palshikar (eds), "Indian Democracy: Meanings and Practices" (New Delhi: Sage, 2004), Contemporary South Asia, 14 (4) December 2005
- B. D. Dua and M. P. Singh (eds), "Indian Federalism: In the New Millennium" (New Delhi: Manohar, 2003) Contemporary South Asia, 13 (3) September 2004.
- Aladi Aruna, "Unfederal Features of Indian Constitution" (Chennai: Mativanan Publications, 2001) Publius: The Journal of FederalismWinter, 2003
- Subrata Mitra and V.B. Singh, "Democracy and Social Change in India" (New Delhi: Sage, 1999) Internationles Asien Forum: International Quarterly Journal for Asian Studies, May 2003
- Lawrence Sáez, "Federalism Without a Centre: The Impact of Political and Economic Reform on India's Federal System" (New Delhi: Sage, 2003) Internationles Asien Forum: International Quarterly Journal for Asian Studies, May 2003
Op-Ed pieces in the Indian Express