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

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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.

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Religion in India and neighboring countries, like all aspects of all countries, has always been undergoing change, but beginning in the 16th century, the nature of religious change itself changed with the introduction of writing, and the change in change has continued with the introduction of ever new communication technologies. Ten essays, extensively reworked from their presentation at a 1989 conference in Monterey, California, examine the impact of printed images, audio recordings, film and video. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812215472
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence A. Babb is Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College. Susan S. Wadley is Professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University.

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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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