May 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 226 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367438944 - CAT# 343233
Digital India and The Poor examines how the poor are evoked in contemporary Indian political discourse. It studies the ways in which the disadvantaged are accounted for in the increasingly digitized political economy, commercial and public policy, media, and academic research.
The book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of South Asian studies, politics, political science and sociology, technology studies, linguistics and development studies.
1. Introduction: Theme, Method, Terms, Structure PART 1: Top-Down 2. Experiments in Slums, 1999-2006 3. From ‘Informal Sector’ to ‘Financial Inclusion’, 2004-2014 4. ‘Financial Inclusion’ Initiatives, 2014-2017 PART 2: On the Ground 5. Domestic Workers and the Performance of Hierarchy 6. Domestic Workers and Technology 7. Conclusion: Slippages