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CFL bulb and kerosene light in a newly electrified home, Odisha, India

How does access to electricity transform people’s lives? And what kind of change is assumed by policies and programmes aimed at increasing access to energy in the global south? How does everyday life change when electricity becomes available to a group of people for the first time? Why do some groups tend to embrace this icon of development while other groups actively fight against it?



Seminar Readings

1) Winther, Tanja. 2013. The impact of electricity: Development, desires and dilemmas. Berghahn Book, Chapter 4: Electrifying Uroa

2) Winther, Tanja. 2013. The impact of electricity: Development, desires and dilemmas. Berghahn Book, Chapter 7 Uroa by Night