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The mobile phone in India and Nepal: Political economy, politics and society

Jeffrey, Robin; Doron, Assa


This article scans the effects of mobile-phone communication, particularly in South Asia. It focuses on three important areas: political economy, politics and social practices. By 2012 India had more than 900 million telephone subscribers, 96 percent of them on cell phones, and the majority of users were the poor. At the other end of the social scale, the mobile phone provoked bitter struggles among some of India's biggest business houses and branches of government, and was responsible for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Affairs
DOI: 10.5509/2012853469
Access Rights: Open Access


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