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The Technological Indian

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$42.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674504714

Publication Date: 02/15/2016

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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[Bassett’s] work traces the rise of India in the technological sphere in modern times, and here it offers fresh and interesting perspective… The book is a perfect read for someone who has interest in today’s technological world and tries to understand it in historical perspective.—Rishi Raj, Financial Express

Bassett has written an excellent account of the development of India through technology during the last 50 years.—R. N. Sharma, Choice

A rich and fascinating story that interweaves the histories of modern India and the United States. Bassett elegantly combines social history with the history of technology, and the private lives of individuals with national desire and state policy.—David Arnold, University of Warwick

In just fifty years, the technological emblem of India went from the hand-operated spinning wheel to the computer. Bassett explains how this happened with historical and human insight. This fascinating book is not just about India, but about the role of technology in social, economic, and political progress.—Rosalind Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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