Today India has the biggest market for printed books in the world with a vast Indian readership, literate in English. So how did it all start?
In this series, Dr. Anindita Ghosh from the University of Manchester explores the impact of the printing press on India and argues that print, much more than railways as is commonly understood, gave birth to the Indian nation that was born in 1947.
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Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4