- This event is over. However, time travel possible through our Audio & Video!
India rolled out commercial internet services on 14 August 1995. 25 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine a world in which millions of Indians work, play, love and combat each other online. And no prophet would have imagined us living in 2020 through a pandemic that has driven whole swathes of human experience online.
Nisha Susan’s book The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook And Other Stories was released just days before this anniversary. While this collection was never intended to be commemorative, the stories remember each wave of Indians adopting the internet — their secrets, pleasures, intimacies and violence. The stories particularly excel at recording the lives of Indian women online.
Nisha Susan will be in conversation with Sruthijith KK
The event will be uploaded on our YouTube channel with subtitles. Don’t forget to click on the ‘CC’ button.
Nisha Susan grew up in India, Nigeria and Oman and lives in Bangalore. She currently writes Cheap Thrills, a column on millennials, time and obsessions. She is the co-founder of the high-spirited feminist platform, The Ladies Finger. Her award-winning non-fiction is focused on culture, gender and politics. Her fiction explores the intimacy and strangeness the internet has brought to India.