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Trauma of Machines That We Make Love to Machines?

Writer Rana Dasgupta follows the data paths of the technosphere from the rural crafts cultures of India into new cultures of global desire, with stops at Facebook and in Hollywood, formulating two universal machines – that of technology and that of commerce – which he sees as unfolding into what could be called a global technomarket.

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Rana Dasgupta


Rana Dasgupta is a novelist and essayist. His texts concentrate on issues of home and homelessness as well as rootedness and motion in a globalized world. Dasgupta is winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for his novel Solo (2009). His latest book, Capital: The Eruption of Delhi (2014), is a non-fiction exploration of his adopted city of Delhi, and, in particular, the changes and personalities brought about there by globalization. Dasgupta is Distinguished Visiting Lecturer and Writer-in-Residence in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.