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Indian mass media and the politics of change /
editors, Somnath Batabyal ... [et al.].
imprint
New Delhi ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
description
xiv, 230 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
ISBN
041561032X, 9780415610322
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New Delhi ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
isbn
041561032X
9780415610322
contents note
NDTV 24 X 7, the hanging channel: news media or horror show? / John Hutnyk -- Editorial! Where art thou? News practices in Indian television / Somnath Batabyal -- The Roja debate and the limits of secular nationalism / Meenu Gaur -- Identities in ferment: reflections on the predicament of Bhojpuri cinema, music and language in Bihar / Ratnakar Tripathy and Jitendra Verma -- MMS scandals and challenges to the authority of news mediation / Angad Chowdhry -- Circulating intimacies: sex-surveys, marriage and other facts of life in urban India / Kriti Kapila -- Indian haunting: representing failure as 'change' in contemporary Mumbai / Angad Chowdhry and Aditya Sarkar -- Theory and practice in emerging digital cultures in India / Matti Pohjonen and Soumyadeep Paul -- The uncomfortable truth behind corporate media's imagination of India / Naresh Fernandes -- Epilogue: Thinking about India and change: the BRICS and the brats / Annabelle Sreberny.
catalogue key
7910703
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Somnath Batabyal is Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Heidelberg. Angad Chowdhry is a doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London. Meenu Gaur is an independent research and film-maker. Matti Pohjonen is a cultural theorist, visual artist, photographer and filmmaker.
Summaries
Main Description
India has been the focus of international attention in the past few years. Rhetoric concerning its rapid economic growth and the burgeoning middle classes suggests that something new and significant is taking place. Something has changed, we are told: India is shining, the elephant is rising, and the 21st century will be Indian. What unites these powerful re-imaginings of the Indian nation is the notion of change and its many ramifications. Election campaigns, media commentators, scholars, activists and drawing room debates all cut their teeth around this complex notion. Who is it that benefits from this change? Do such re-imaginings of nationhood really reflect the complex social reality of large parts of the Indian population?The book starts with the premise that it is within the mass media where we can best understand how this change is imagined. From a kaleidoscope of perspectives the book interrogates this articulation and the myriad forms it takes ' across India's newsrooms, television sets, cinema halls, mobile phones and computer screens.
Main Description
This book starts with the premise that is within mass media that we can best understand how change is imagined. From a kaleidoscope of perspectives it interrogates this articulation and they myriad forms it takes-across IndiaÆs newsrooms, television sets, cinema halls, mobile phones and computer screens. This collection of articles interrogates the nature and role of media in the broadest sense in India and the range of ways to think about what constitutes social change and how to think about it.
Main Description
India has been the focus of international attention in the past few years. Rhetoric concerning its rapid economic growth and the burgeoning middle classes suggests that something new and significant is taking place. Something has changed, we are told: India is shining, the elephant is rising, and the 21st century will be Indian. What unites these powerful re-imaginings of the Indian nation is the notion of change and its many ramifications. Election campaigns, media commentators, scholars, activists and drawing room debates all cut their teeth around this complex notion. Who is it that benefits from this change? Do such re-imaginings of nationhood really reflect the complex social reality of large parts of the Indian population? The book starts with the premise that it is within the mass media where we can best understand how this change is imagined. From a kaleidoscope of perspectives the book interrogates this articulation and the myriad forms it takes “ across India's newsrooms, television sets, cinema halls, mobile phones and computer screens.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Platesp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
NDTV 24X7, the Hanging Channel: News Media or Horror Show?p. 18
Editorial! Where art Thou? News Practices in Indian Televisionp. 42
The Roja Debate and the Limits of Secular Nationalismp. 68
Identities in Ferment: Reflections on the Predicament of Bhojpuri Cinema, Music and Language in Biharp. 93
MMS Scandals and Challenges to the Authority of News Mediationp. 122
Circulating Intimacies: Sex-Surveys, Marriage and Other Facts of Life in Urban Indiap. 140
Indian Haunting: Representing Failure as 'Change' in Contemporary Mumbaip. 166
Theory and Practice in Emerging Digital Cultures in Indiap. 184
The Uncomfortable Truth behind the Corporate Media's Imagination of Indiap. 208
Epilogue: Thinking about India and Change: The BRICS and the Brats by Annabelle Srebernyp. 218
About the Editorsp. 221
Notes on Contributorsp. 223
Indexp. 225
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