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A moral technology : electrification as political ritual in New Delhi / Leo Coleman.Material type: BookPublisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2017Description: xxi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781501707520 (paperback); 9789386582287 (hardcover).Subject(s): Electrification -- Political aspects -- India -- New Delhi | Electric utilities -- Political aspects -- India -- New Delhi | Technology and state -- India -- New Delhi | Technology -- Anthropological aspects -- India -- New Delhi | Political science -- Anthropological aspects -- India -- New DelhiAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Moral technologyDDC classification: 333.7932095456 COL
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-222) and index.
Introduction : the Electricity Acts -- The machinery of government -- Ritual center and divided city -- The life blood of the nation -- Broadcast mantras -- The life of property -- A model colony -- Conclusion : the art of a free society.
"This book is about the cultural politics of electrification in India's capital city, and the role of technological infrastructures in shaping contemporary political imaginations in India--imaginations of the state, and also at a local level, of urban interdependence and solidarity. Drawing on both historical and ethnographic case-studies, this book examines colonial electrical installations in Delhi, nationalist legislation for nationwide electrification, and electricity privatization and neighborhood political organization in the early 2000s"--