The Great Indian Phone Book: How Cheap Mobile Phones Change Business, Politics and Daily Life

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The cheap mobile phone is arguably the most significant personal communications device in history. In India, where caste hierarchy has reinforced power for generations, the disruptive potential of the mobile phone is even more striking than elsewhere. In 2001, India had 35 million telephones, only four million of them mobiles. Ten years later, it had more than 800 million phone subscribers; more than 95 per cent were mobile phones. In a decade, communications in India have been transformed by a device that can be shared by ...

The Great Indian Phone Book: How Cheap Mobile Phones Change Business, Politics and Daily Life 2013, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849043137

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