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Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

David Arnold

Abstract

In 1909 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on his way back to South Africa from London, wrote his now-celebrated tract Hind Swaraj, laying out his vision for the future of India and famously rejecting the technological innovations of Western civilization. Despite his protestations, Western technology endured and helped to make India one of the leading economies in our globalized world. Few would question the dominant role that technology plays in modern life, but this book argues that to fully understand how India first advanced into technological modernity, we must consider the technology of the eve ... More

Keywords: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Hind Swaraj, technological innovations, Western civilization, Western technology, India, small machines, consumer goods, Indian society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226922027
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Arnold, author