Pinch is currently working on three projects:
1) a translation, with two colleagues at Columbia University, of two long eighteenth-century Hindi poems celebrating the warlord Anupgiri Gosain, a.k.a. “Himmat Bahadur” (d. 1804)
2) a “micro-global” history of 1857, centered on the eruption of violence in Meerut
3) a history of the built waterscape of Mithila (north Bihar)
He is the author of numerous book chapters, essays, and reviews, as well as articles in History and Theory, Past & Present, Modern Asian Studies, and Indian Economic and Social History Review.
He is an associate editor of the journal History and Theory.
And he has authored two books, edited one festschrift, and co-edited one theme issue for History and Theory:
- Warrior Ascetics and Indian Empires (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006; paperback edition, 2012)
- Peasants and Monks in British India (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996; Delhi: Oxford India Paperbacks, 1999)
- Speaking of Peasants: Essays in Indian History and Politics in Honor of Walter Hauser (New Delhi: Manohar, 2008), edited festschrift volume
- History and Theory in a Global Frame, co-edited with Ethan Kleinberg, History and Theory, theme issue no. 53, December 2015 (vol. 54, issue no. 4)