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The great Indian phonebook : how cheap mobile phones change business, politics and daily life

Author: Robin Jeffrey; Assa Doron
Publisher: London : Hurst, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Jeffrey; Assa Doron
ISBN: 9781849041928 184904192X 9781849043137 1849043132
OCLC Number: 834061750
Description: xxxii, 293 pages, plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Great Indian phone book
Responsibility: Robin Jeffrey and Assa Doron.

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