Technology has always been political, people developing the technology or promoting it have influenced it everywhere. India is no different to this paradigm, our first prime minister Nehru influenced it ways we can’t really imagine. The legacy of political decisions influencing technological innovations have always effected our personal lives in good ways or bad. But with all the issues, we as a country transformed our self with the help of technology. Technology plays an important role in our life.
A new book Midnight’s machines by Arun Mohan Sukumar traces about the history of politics in technology in Independent India. In this episode the author talks about the book and some of the important stories of technology and its politics in Independent India.