Automation and Workforce in India: Terrible consequences or impossible?

This article is part of the publication "The Future of Work in the Global South"

Given that a large part of the Indian workforce is low skilled, what would be the impact of automation?
The fear of losing jobs because of the introduction of new technologies is not new. Even with the printing press in the 15th century, the world always has always had two camps (Juma, 2016)– those who supported and introduced it, and others who resisted it for different reasons. In this legacy of intellectual squabbles, automation is the latest entrant.