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August 30, 2017

Shankkar Aiyar's Book on Aadhaar Reviewed by Bibek Debroy

The article is a review by Bibek Debroy on the book "Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India’s 12-digit Revolution" authored by Shankkar Aiyar, Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute.


"Normally, such a history would have been written 20 years down the line, when protagonists would no longer have been around. Shankkar has done a contemporary history. Acknowledgements list out people he has met, so that the chronicle has a first-hand feel about it, through iris scans done of the protagonists."


"Shankkar Aiyar is one of the rare journalists who has a flair for playing around with words and the product is also (partially) a documentation of contemporary Indian politics. Do read it."


Read the full article here.

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