Gandhian Thought and Communication: Rethinking the Mahatma in the Media Age looks at Gandhian thought and contributions from an interdisciplinary communication perspective. It explores the Mahatma as a public intellectual and communicator. It studies Gandhi's unique communication techniques to connect with the masses and the way he used and appropriated myth, metaphors and symbols to communicate his ideas related to modernity and nationalism. The book examines how Gandhian ideas have been tested and the implications derived. This book also studies the contemporary relevance of Gandhian thought by looking at various popular media representations to open up the possibilities of rethinking and recasting Gandhi in the present context.

Reading Gandhi with/in Popular Cinema: A Pedagogue's Perspective

Reading Gandhi with/in Popular Cinema: A Pedagogue's Perspective

Reading gandhi with/in popular cinema: A pedagogue's perspective
Dev Nath Pathak

In a classroom with students of 11th standard in a school, when a schoolteacher refers to Gandhi and his ideals, in a sermonizing tone, the blank faces of students hardly screen the repulsion of their minds. This is not hard to find that inspiration for valuelessness stems from the quaint preaching in the period/class on value education in schools.1 Not very remote is the sight in the classroom where undergraduate students are taught about the historically iconic characters. Teachers as well as students are vulnerable to sides—for or against—in a manner of school debates, while discussing these larger-than-life characters from the pages ...

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