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Everyday TechnologyMachines and the Making of India's Modernity$
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David Arnold

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226922027

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.001.0001

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Modernizing Goods

Modernizing Goods

(p.40) Chapter Two Modernizing Goods
Everyday Technology

David Arnold

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the technology transfer from the West to colonial India, and describes how and when everyday technologies or commodities came to India. It first discusses how sewing machines were originally introduced to India and describes how they fueled the rise of the modern garment industry. Next, is the history of the advent of the bicycle. The chapter also considers the importation of typewriters into India and illustrates how widespread the sale of typewriters has become.

Keywords:   technology transfer, India, everyday technologies, commodities, sewing machines, garment industry, bicycle, typewriters

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