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Demonetization: Critical Responses to India’s Cash(/less) Experiment
On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetized 86 percent of the cash circulating in India. While citizens were allowed to deposit and exchange n... More
Introduction: Anthropology in the Age of Executive Orders
In January 2017, a small-town rag picker in India found nearly one million rupees ($14,500) abandoned in a garbage bag on the streets. Two months earlier, bundl... More
Improvising Demonetization in a Kashmiri Bank
On November 9, 2016, I arrived at my fieldsite, a bank branch in Indian-controlled Kashmir, with no idea of what to expect. The prime minister of India had just... More