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This article reflects on the appropriation of the body(s) through biometric features for providing access to healthcare. However, even before people get access to healthcare, their body(s) are used by an alliance of the biometrics regime and state in India.

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A contemporary reflection of an everyday reality that millions are facing in India. The article showcases its empirical analysis with policy level insights.


This article provides glimpses of healthcare welfare practices through digital and biometric technologies. It gives readers a critical perspective on the approach of digital technologies led development.

Jawaharlal Nehru University

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This page is a summary of: The Appropriated Body: Biometrics Regime, The Digital State and Healthcare in Contemporary India, Global Policy, July 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12945.
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