The article form part of a series of essays on english keywords in India collated in a special issue of South Asia. the keyword, Mobile, I argue, accommodates a cluster of words that relate upon introduction of mobile phones in India. Mobile is both an everyday descriptor and a referent for cultural and economic phenomena which are at once reinforcing and subverting "traditional" structures of authority and cultural practices. The article details some of these concerns, drawing on...[Show more]
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