Platform Capitalism in India – New Book by Parthasarathi

January 27, 2021

The book, co-edited by our Fellow, Vibodh Parthasarathi, provides a critical examination of the evolution of platform economies in India, and investigates how digital platforms embed market systems into the fabric of everyday life.

Contributions from leading media and communications scholars present case studies that illustrate the social and economic ambitions at the heart of Digital India. Across interdisciplinary domains of business, labor, politics, and culture, this book examines how digital platforms are embedding automated systems into the social fabrics of everyday life. Encouraging readers to explore the phenomenon of platformisation in context, the book uncovers the distinctive features of platform capitalism in India.