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Introduction:The Magic Device

Ravi Agrawal

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190858650
eISBN:
9780197559857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858650.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In the dusty northwestern state of Rajasthan, Phoolwati was visiting a neighboring village on business. She was addressing a small circle of women dressed in sarees. ... More


Hello Macaulay: Fixing Education

Ravi Agrawal

in India Connected: How the Smartphone is Transforming the World's Largest Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190858650
eISBN:
9780197559857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858650.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

“My business is simple,” said Abdul Wahid. “I . . . I . . . P.” He paused. I waited. “Is . . . It . . . Possible.” As he said the words, Abdul Wahid drew ... More


Corporate Power and Technocracy

Jean Drèze

in Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833468
eISBN:
9780191871900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833468.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter scrutinises the growing influence of corporate power on public policy in India. The opening essay discusses a startling case of attempted invasion of child nutrition programmes by ... More


The Document in the Digital

Tarangini Sriraman

in In Pursuit of Proof: A History of Identification Documents in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199463510
eISBN:
9780199094097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199463510.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Considered within the history of documenting welfare beneficiaries in India, the Aadhaar is unprecedented in that the unique number is a digital, portable identity and part of ‘a larger ... More


The Expansion of Politics as Control: Surveillance in India

Pradip Ninan Thomas

in The Politics of Digital India: Between Local Compulsions and Transnational Pressures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199494620
eISBN:
9780199097869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494620.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter begins with an introduction to surveillance as both theory and practice, beginning in the era of the British Empire, followed by Foucauldian theory and the specific nature of digital ... More


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