Politics after Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India

Politics after Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India

by Arvind Rajagopal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521640539

ISBN-13: 9780521640534

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the influence of television on politics in a detailed study of the media, politics, and religion in India and the United States between 1987 and 1993. Arvind Rajagopal brings together recent cultural theories with analysis of the media and political movements in a sophisticated and impressive way. He presents a new social theory of television as a…  See more details below

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This book explores the influence of television on politics in a detailed study of the media, politics, and religion in India and the United States between 1987 and 1993. Arvind Rajagopal brings together recent cultural theories with analysis of the media and political movements in a sophisticated and impressive way. He presents a new social theory of television as a technology, and uses it to illuminate the work of the media in the rise of Hindu nationalism. The book will interest scholars of politics, sociology, religion, media, and South Asian studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521640534
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Hindu nationalism and the cultural forms of Indian politics30
2Prime time religion72
3The communicating thing and its public121
4A "split public" in the making and unmaking of the Ram Janmabhumi movement151
5Organization, performance, and symbol212
6Hindutva goes global237
Conclusion: How has television changed the context of politics in India?277
AppBackground to the Babri Masjid dispute284
Notes292
Select bibliography372
Index390

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