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Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia / Edition 1

Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia / Edition 1

by Lawrence A. Babb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812215478

ISBN-13: 9780812215472

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

This volume explores the effects of the religious transformation taking place in India as sacred symbols assume the shapes of media images. Lifted from their traditional forms and contexts, many religious symbols, beliefs, and practices are increasingly refracted through such media as god posters, comic books, audio recordings, and video programs. The ten original

Overview

This volume explores the effects of the religious transformation taking place in India as sacred symbols assume the shapes of media images. Lifted from their traditional forms and contexts, many religious symbols, beliefs, and practices are increasingly refracted through such media as god posters, comic books, audio recordings, and video programs. The ten original essays here examine the impact on India's traditional social and cultural structures of printed images, audio recordings, film, and video.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812215472
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations A Note on Transliteration

1. Introduction

SECT. 1. PRINTED IMAGES Introduction
2. Impact of "God Posters" on Hindus and Their Devotional Traditions
3. Suitable for Framing: The Work of a Modern Master
4. The World of Amar Chitra Katha
5. The Saints Subdued: Domestic Virtue and National Integration in Amar Chitra Katha

SECT. 2. AUDIO RECORDINGS Introduction
6. Recorded Sound and Religious Music: The Case of Qawwali
7. On Cassette Rather Than Live: Religious Music in India Today

SECT. 3. VISUAL MEDIA Introduction
8. Market Forces at Work: Religious Themes in Commercial Hindi Films
9. All in the (Raghu) Family: A Video Epic in Cultural Context
10. Video Vacana: Swadhyaya and Sacred Tapes

Contributors Index

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