RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 831625533 LA English UL http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/harvard.9780674074248 T1 The great Indian phone book : how the cheap cell phone changes business, politics, and daily life A1 Doron, Assa., Jeffrey, Robin., PB Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2013 SN 9780674074248 0674074246 AB In 2001, India had 4 million cell phone subscribers. Ten years later, that number had exploded to more than 750 million. Over just a decade, the mobile phone was transformed from a rare and unwieldy instrument to a palm-sized, affordable staple, taken for granted by poor fishermen in Kerala and affluent entrepreneurs in Mumbai alike. The Great Indian Phone Book investigates the social revolution ignited by what may be the most significant communications device in history, one which has disrupted more people and relationships than the printing press, wristwatch, automobile, or railways, though it has qualities of all four.