Indian Media in Global Context

Arvind Rajagopal

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There is a curious partitioning of media histories of the west from those of other countries. The kind of comparative analysis that would be expected with a set of global technologies and practices is lacking. Although communications media were promoted as a technology of nation building by western powers and received as such by countries such as India, strangely, there is a wide gap between the rhetoric of globality and the literature pertaining to local and national uses of media technologies. My essay situates the history of post-independence media growth in India within this gap, in a preliminary attempt to bridge it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-151
Number of pages12
JournalHistory Compass
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2016

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