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This chapter outlines the project of unsettling India through the lens of transnational public cultures. Theorizing the role of transnational public cultures in the contemporary moment, the chapter argues for moving away from substantialist assumptions about nationhood to conceptions of India as constituted through specific regimes of affect and temporality. Drawing on South Asian and Asian American scholarship, this chapter situates New Delhi and the San Francisco Bay Area as nodes in the transnational circulation of media, capital, commodities, and populations, and foregrounds the role of public cultures in forming modes of connectivity between these two different sites. Parsing out...

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