India, July 24 -- As the Pegasus revelations storm the world and India, one man has played a key role in redefining the conversation on State surveillance, its ethics and legality, and intersection with new technology.

This week, we recommend former Central Intelligence Agency operative-turned-National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower, Edward Snowden's autobiography, Permanent Record. With his disclosure of the method and extent of NSA surveillance on American citizens as well as those outside its borders, he alerted the world to the dangers of how State practices, new tech and digital pervasiveness had created a new world - a world where the State could eavesdrop on your most private conversations without legal authorisati...