There’s very little on Indian blogs on rural and peri-urban India. I suppose a lot of this can be attributed to the fact that outside of rural and peri-urban India, internet penetration remains low and language barriers on the internet are too high to be ignored. The little that is written, remains in terms of aspirations of urban India for rural and peri-urban India. Besides, there is a tendency to lump rural India together – especially when talking in terms of infrastructure. It’s even more rare to see anyone talking of the emerging middle class and specific trends in rural India.
Mridula has done an interesting introductory post for Global Voices on “What do Bloggers say about Rural India?”. She kickstarts the post with
While reading different blogs, I have often read that in India blogging reflects a very middle class mindset. So, I thought even if it is true what do Indian blogs say about the issues that are not typically middle class or about urban India.
Go read! Links on education, poverty, IT, children and people who migrate to urban India for jobs.