April 2008

Games of Self-Respect: A Colony at the Olympics

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EXTRACT India was the first colonised Asian nation to take part in the Olympic Games. Its embrace of the Olympic movement, while still a British colony, was no mere coincidence. It was intricately linked to the forces of nationalism, the politics of self-respect and indeed the inculcation of what has been called the British ‘Games […..]

Breaking News, Indian Style: Politics, Democracy and Indian News Television

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This article outlined the wider historical and political themes around Indian television and its political impact. Some reviews of this book …an imposing effort to combine scholarship with new perspectives on the changing landscape of the popular modes of self-expression in the region. It is bound to attract the attention of both academics and general […..]

Negotiating 24-Hour News: Satellite Television, Democratic Politics and Globalization in Contemporary India

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For full article click: http://www.amazon.com/Asia-Annual-2008-Understanding-Popular/dp/8173048444