This book explores the transformation of Indian media in the context of two major developments: globalization, which has introduced what are termed as ‘foreign’ elements to Indian culture, and the opening of the floodgates for foreign media to enter the country. It discusses both theoretical considerations and empirical studies related to the role of Indian media.

Indian Media in a Globalised World adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and looks at the role of media in purveying political, economic, and cultural identities. It brings to light the current definitions of ‘we’ and ‘they’, the ‘other’, and how the ‘other’ is sought to be perceived in contemporary India.

The discussions cover all forms of media, that is, newspaper, films, radio, television and online media, along with media policy and the challenges facing the media.

The book will be useful to students and scholars studying media and communication studies, journalism, political science and sociology. It will also be an enlightening read for anybody interested in tracking the Indian media and its development.

The Naga Nation on the Net

The Naga nation on the net

This chapter explores the ways in which Naga communities, denied space and time by the mainstream media in India, have found in the internet a way to instill nationalist ideologies among people. Building on the potential of the internet to create and nurture a nation (Ranganathan 2002), the chapter is an empirical study of how technological features of the internet are employed to position culture and history of the Naga nation to create and further Naga nationalism. Through qualitative analysis of three websites dealing with the issue, it is argued that the internet is being used much like the media that preceded it, to extend hegemony and nationalistic ideologies. What is significant in the ...

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