Communications and Power: Propaganda and the Press in the Indian National Struggle, 1920-1947

Communications and Power: Propaganda and the Press in the Indian National Struggle, 1920-1947

by Milton Israel
ISBN-10:
0521467632
ISBN-13:
9780521467636
Pub. Date:
05/28/2011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Communications and Power: Propaganda and the Press in the Indian National Struggle, 1920-1947

At the end of the First World War, India's government officials and nationalist politicians began to recognize the need for an organized communications network. The challenge for government and nationalists alike was to create a propaganda machine that could disseminate news to a large and diverse population, at the same time eliciting the desired political response. Milton Israel describes the role of the press in the last stage of the nationalist struggle in India on the eve of the British departure.

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ISBN-13: 9780521467636
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2011
Series: Cambridge South Asian Studies Series , #56
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: politics and the press in a colonial setting; 1. The Government of India: images and messages in the defense of authority; 2. The news services: 'impartial Reuters' or 'foreign pipes'; 3. The Congress search for a common voice; 4. The Bombay Chronicle: a case study; 5. The struggle overseas; Conclusion.

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