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The Construction of Charismatic Televangelism in India1
The construction of charismatic televangelism in India

The West's military victory during the Gulf war in 1990 also brought about another major victory in the global world of satellite technology in India. This was the period when CNN, Star, ATN, BBC and other media giants were busy establishing a beachhead in the Indian airwaves. It was the reporting of the news of the war that first opened the doors of satellite television to India. CNN delivered hourly updates and insights of the US-led allied war against Iraq's Saddam Hussein. Prior to this, Indian viewers were only exposed to Doordarshan, the national government-owned television station, whose daily fare consisted of largely educational and non-commercial programmes with a heavy focus on ...

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