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Batabyal, Somnath (2023) 'From Nehru to Modi: Understanding the History of Indian Television Through A Post Development Lens.' Indian Journal of Mass Communication, 2 (3). pp. 8-16.

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Abstract: Digital India, the government’s flagship programme, at first glance is a radical departure from the past and a welcome step forward to digitise the country’s faltering infrastructure. However, as this chapter argues, seen through a post-development lens, the launch of Digital India can also be seen as a continuation of past governmental policies that hark back to the era of India’s first Prime Minister and the continuation of such programmes thereafter, policies which used the medium of mass media ostensibly as a tool for development but ultimately as a mechanism of control. From the beginnings of television history in India and tracing its growth, this chapter shows that the policies of the present government, has its echoes in the past and development is still the rhetoric used to control the country’s increasing population.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Television, India, Digitisation, Post-Development
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Global Media and Communications
ISSN: 25830651
Copyright Statement: Open Access
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2023 14:27

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