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A holistic view of the information technology era in the second most populous country, and analyses the cross-links between information, communication and social change...a book on the topic can become obsolete between the time it is finished and hits the shelves. But it is to the author’s credit here that most information presented in the book remains relevant....
The makes for a good read for anyone looking at understanding the contested nature of the digital in India.
The arrival of this book is timely in many respects. Given the lack of a comprehensive overview of digital communication in India, it has no obvious competitor and is undeniably valuable in that respect alone… the content of the book is wide ranging….The analytical framework provided by the author is succinct and accessible, making this book eminently suitable as a teaching text for undergraduate and postgraduate students exploring those domains. Given the rich empirical detail, there is also considerable value for scholars and researchers.
[The book] is a glimpse of the forces that are shaping India’s IT revolution...The author has interspersed his arguments with ample examples from the field. He covers a wide spectrum of policies that are presently under implementation...it predominantly looks at the relationship between the digital and social change; the role played by structures, policies and products.... The book makes a good read for anyone looking at understanding the contested nature of digital in India.
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