Sarai Reader

Title Sarai Reader
Location Delhi
Publisher Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
Periodicity Annual
ISSN Each Reader has its own ISBN
URL Sarai Readers
Published Since 2001-
Indexed Holdings 2001-


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Periodical's Overview

“The Sarai English Readers are published once a year. Each issue is structured around a specific theme and features articles, essays, reviews & criticism, interviews and photographic essays. The Readers are inter-disciplinary and invite and commission writing by practitioners, academics, activists and artists from diverse fields.”

Selected Subject Headings

  • Activism, Digital
  • Artists - political activity - India
  • Computers and civilization
  • EgyptAir Flight 990 Crash, 1999
  • Electronic data interchange - United States
  • Fingerprints - history
  • Media programs (education) - India
  • Peer-to-peer architecture (computer networks)
  • Place (philosophy) in art
  • Political participation - computer network resources
  • Social movements - 21st century
  • Stochastic processes


With an ample editorial team, the Sarai Readers are dense publications, perhaps reflecting the ample views of its editors. From New Delhi to Rotterdam to Australia to the world; from the “new media subculture” to the “art subculture” to street media activism; from Indian and Western academies to the voices of Cybermohalla or the voices of Delhi workshop participants to artists all around the globe. All traveling through the public domain of the Internet, the screens of our machines. And bookstores and libraries.

An exemplary publication of the thoughts, complexities and historical imbrications of contingent historical junctures, in the Sarai Readers the street is always present, or if wished, subaltern histories. Through the density of it all--the wars, the struggles, the encroachments on our freedoms, the violence, the different historical processes--a firm belief on what’s possible overflows, and is enacted, through the pages of all the readers.

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