Digital Politics and Culture in Contemporary India: The by Biswarup Sen

By Biswarup Sen

The courting among info and the geographical region is sometimes portrayed as a face-off concerning repressive nation energy and democratic flows: Twitter and the Arab Spring, Google in China, WikiLeaks and the U.S. kingdom division. much less recognition has been paid to these situations the place states have appeared info and its diffusion as effective of modernity and globalization. it's the significant argument of this e-book that the modern countryside, in particular within the international South, is way from opposed to the present informational milieu and in reality makes the most important use of it that allows you to boost enough modes of governance, conversation and sociality in a networked global. This booklet specializes in India – an rising nation that has lately witnessed a "software miracle" – to spotlight the serious position informatics has traditionally performed within the nationwide mind's eye and to illustrate how the country, inner most capital and civic society have drawn upon and engaged the precepts and protocols of the data age to style an "info-nation."

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