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TechSA coverSAI’s third annual publication, Technology and South Asia, is a collection of essays from diverse disciplines about the evolution of technology in the region. Readers are invited to think of technology within the context of its cultural, sociological, and political fields of application in South Asia.

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Part 1:Tech-

Everyday Technology in South Asia
David Arnold

Soldiers of Lead, Denizens of Pixels
Vaibhav Singh

The Piquant Taste of Technology
Vikas Khanna

The Evolution of Mobile Technology in Bangladesh
Kamal Quadir

Disease Control and Mobile Technology in South Asia
Caroline Buckee

The Art of Medicine and the Science of Technology
Paul Salins

mHealth in Pakistan
Ali Habib

Watching, Streaming, and Other Things to Do with TV
Nalin Mehta

Part 2: -Logy

From Technological India to Technological Indian
Ross Bassett

Engineering for Non-Engineers
Nitin Nohria

From Carbon to Silicon
Rohan Narayana Murty

The Renaissance Engineer
Venkatesh Narayanamurti

Trouble in the World’s Back Office
Sudhir Chella Rajan

Merit and Caste in Indian Engineering
Ajantha Subramanian

Technology for the Poor
Tarun Khanna


“The Dacca Gauzes,” by Agha Shahid Ali

Anil’s Ghost (excerpt), by Michael Ondaatje