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India's tryst with the digital is an extensive project and while much media attention is given to flagship projects, the story is also of marginalized peoples, in cities, appropriating digital leaks, using the digital and thereby contributing to the digital economy. It is this battle between enclosing the digital and extending access to it that makes the story of the digital in India an exciting one.

Digital India is a case study-based, critical introduction to the theory and practice of the digital in social change. The volume—with its chapters on telecommunications, software, mobile telephony, e-governance, ICT4D, software patenting, public sector software and cultural piracy—offers an entry point into an understanding of the contested nature of the digital in India via an analysis of theory and practice.

E-Government, E-Governance and Governmentality
E-Government, E-Governance and governmentality

India's growth as a significant software and IT hub has not only improved the country's export revenues but also led to a widespread belief that the country's embrace of the informational mode of production will provide the required momentum needed to usher India into the 21st century. There is also a concurrent belief that new information processes can likewise be deployed to create efficiencies and cut down bureaucratic red-tapism that is rife in India's gargantuan public administration network encompassing close to 18 million employees across the central, state, local and quasi-governmental sectors. Hence, the government's enthusiastic support for e-government, best illustrated by the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) and 27 Mission Mode projects, any number of derivative policies, millions ...

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