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Rural India’s Technological Evolution

In the history of human civilization, the relationship between tradition and progress has shaped the orientation of societies. This dynamic is most evident in the context of rural life, where the age-old customs intersect with the influence of technological advancement. This paper explores the relationship between governance and technological development in rural areas, highlighting the implications that arise as Indian villages embrace the digital era.


Cover of Rural India's Technological Evolution Report

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India, with its myriad of cultures, languages, and traditions has been a rural society rich in time-honoured customs and practices. Historically, villages in India have been bastions of community-centric governance, with traditional councils drawing legitimacy from participatory decision-making processes. Moreover, with the advent of technology, a new era has been ushered in that challenges the status quo and redefines the contours of rural administration.


From the implementation of digital initiatives for increasing engagement to the use of data analysis tools for efficient policymaking, the landscape of rural administration has been drastically altered with the integration of technology. In addition to the economic upliftment of rural societies, these developments also aim to resolve longstanding challenges such as poverty, inequality, healthcare, and education. 


As we have seen in the Indian and Pacific oceans for the first time, truly global interconnections were established during the global early modernity, which also gave way to a multilateral trade system whose basis has been laid for centuries. 

However, every coin has two sides. This technological revolution poses the crucial challenge of a digital divide, leaving certain sections of the community behind. Balancing the amalgamation of technology, while safeguarding local traditions is, therefore, a very delicate task.


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For all official and academic purposes, use the following as a citation, which follows the Chicago Manual Style.


Ayush Shukla, Digvijay Singh, Dipika Singh, Nidhi Soni, and Vishesh Chaudhary.

Rural India’s Technological Evolution.” THE GEOSTRATA, June 16, 2024.


 

BY AYUSH SHUKLA, DIGVIJAY SINGH, DIPIKA SINGH,

NIDHI SONI AND VISHESH CHAUDHARY

CENTRE FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE,

TEAM GEOSTRATA

3 Comments


Satakul
Satakul
Jun 16

Interesting!!!!

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Really informative!

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Insightful analysis of the evolution of technology in rural India


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