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.

Gandhi: Journalist, Communicator and Satyagrahi

Gandhi: Journalist, communicator and satyagrahi
Keval J. Kumar

Mahatma Gandhi was a ‘mass communicator’ par excellence. The hundred volumes of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, each volume comprising around 500 pages, and put together by the Publications Division from 1956 to 1994 are witness to the prolific journalist and mass communicator that he was. These volumes include in chronological order not just the four books1 that he wrote but also the numerous journalistic pieces, speeches and interviews as well as the thousands of letters he addressed to all and sundry. As he himself once remarked, ‘I am not made for academic writings; action is my domain.'2

During India's freedom movement, the press in English and some Indian ...

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