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The conference, held in Delhi from 6-8 January 2005, brought together some of the leading minds on the subject from all over the world, and from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds – law, anthropology, media theory and history, economics,…

This year, the Reader looks at ‘Acts’ – at instruments of legislation, at things within and outside the law, and at ‘acts’ – as different ways of ‘doing’ things in society and culture. Several essays echo and complement themes that…

If there were ever to be a ‘weather report’ for our times, an audit of the climate in which we have grown accustomed to live, it would use the word ‘turbulence’ often. We inhabit the vortex of storms, and smell sunshine. We are always…

Modernity’s great promise – the freedom from fear, now lies in ruins. One can argue that this vision was always compromised – modernity (especially in the form that emerged in the West, under Capitalism) always hid its own fears, and hid from…

A sensor is a device that indicates a change of state in response to an event or stimulus. A census is an instrument by which the changes in state in a given population are registered through counting. A censor is a filter which selects and screens…

Projections convect questions, magnify dreams and illuminate desires. Sarai Reader 09: Projections translates this imperative to act as a transport of illumination to build an axis of central questions... More:…
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