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<nettime> Sarai Reader 07, and more

Sarai releases 3 publications online.

Investigating Circuits of Information, Registering Changes of State
The Sarai CSDS Fellowship Programme - 2002-2007

Publication Details
Editors: Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Jeebesh Bagchi, Ravi  

Associate Editor: Smriti Vohra
Design: Mrityunjay Chatterjee

Editorial Collective: Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Jeebesh  
Bagchi, Ravi Sundaram, Ravi S. Vasudevan, Awadhendra Sharan + Geert  

ISBN 81-901429-9-2

600 pages, 14.5 cm x 21 cm
Paperback: Rs 350, US$ 20, € 20

"Frontiers considers limits, edges, borders and margins of all kinds  
as the sites for declarations, occasions for conversation, arguments,  
debates, recounting and reflection. Our book suggests that you  
consider the frontier as the skin of our time and our world, and we  
invite you to get under the skin of contemporary experience in order  
to generate a series of crucial (and frequently unsettling) narrative  
and analytical possibilities.

For us, the frontier is a threshold waiting to be crossed, a space  
rife with the seductive aura of transgression. We are not talking  
only of actual, physical borders (though of course we are interested  
in literal and political borders) that are usually the residues of  
war, but also of the borders between different temporal registers,  
between languages, between different modes of action, between  
different bodies of thought and conviction, between the exception and  
the rule. Looked at this way, a border is more than a constellation  
of fixed markers circumscribing a domain.

We have always viewed the Sarai Reader as hospitable to new and  
unprecedented ideas, as a space of refuge where wayward reflections  
can meet half-forgotten agendas. We hope our text this year sets the  
stage for a productive encounter with the demand for an account of  
the boundaries, parameters and verges of our times."

Investigating Circuits of Information, Registering Changes of State
Produced and designed at the Sarai Media Lab, Delhi

Colloquium Design: Shuddhabrata Sengupta
Assisted by Taha Mehmood

Documentation Editor: Smriti Vohra
Print Design: Mrityunjay Chatterjee

This colloquium is an activity of Towards A Culture Of Open Networks,  
a collaborative initiative of Sarai-CSDS, Delhi (; Waag  
Society, Amsterdam (; and t0, Vienna ( The  
initiative is supported by the EU-India Economic and Cross-Cultural  
Programme under its Media, Communication and Culture Dimension.

ISBN: 978-81-905853-7-8

November 2007, Delhi, India
Price: Rs 150, US$ 12, € 10

Independent Research & Interdisciplinary Practice
The Sarai CSDS Fellowship Programme - 2002-2007

Editors: Debjani Sengupta, Vivek Narayanan
Editor (Hindi): Mahmood Farooqui
Editorial Coordinator: Shuddhabrata Sengupta
Editorial Coordinator (Hindi): Ravikant
Interviews: Smriti Vohra
Design and Layout: Amitabh Kumar

312 pages, Paperback: Rs. 250, US$ 20. Euro 15
ISBN 978-81-905853-8-5

December 2007
All Publications:

Produced and designed at the Sarai Media Lab, Sarai-CSDS, Delhi

Published by
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29 Rajpur Road, Delhi 110 054, India
Tel: (+91) 11 2396 0040 Fax: (+91) 11 2392 8391
email:, www,

Any part of these books may be reproduced in any form without the  
prior written permission of the publishers for educational and non- 
commercial use only. The editors, contributors and publishers,  
however, would like to be informed.

Monica Narula
29 Rajpur Road
Delhi 110 054

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