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Author Sriraman, Tarangini, author.

Title In pursuit of proof : a history of identification documents in India / Tarangini Sriraman
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Summary 'In Pursuit of Proof' brings forth a hitherto unattempted history of claiming, making and verifying identification documents in the urban margins of India and Delhi in particular. The book summons to life past and contemporary processes of bureaucratic recognition and administrative verification of subjects by locating them in the everyday material worlds of especially the poor. In attempting to illuminate the paper regimes of welfare that are now being radically transformed owing to the technological infrastructures of Aadhaar, the author resorts to eclectic forms of ethnography and archival research to delineate the pursuit of proof across various timescales
Notes Previously issued in print: 2018
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from HTML homepage (Oxford, viewed November 10, 2020)
Subject Identification cards -- Law and legislation -- India
Identification cards -- India -- History
Identification cards
Identification cards -- Law and legislation
Politics and government
India -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199094097