The Resource Politics after television : religious nationalism and the reshaping of the Indian public, Arvind Rajagopal

Politics after television : religious nationalism and the reshaping of the Indian public, Arvind Rajagopal

Label
Politics after television : religious nationalism and the reshaping of the Indian public
Title
Politics after television
Title remainder
religious nationalism and the reshaping of the Indian public
Statement of responsibility
Arvind Rajagopal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In January 1987, the Indian state-run television began broadcasting a Hindu epic in serial form, the Ramayan, to nationwide audiences, violating a decades-old taboo on religious partisanship. What resulted was the largest political campaign in post-independence times, around the symbol of Lord Ram, led by Hindu nationalists. The complexion of Indian politics was irrevocably changed thereafter. In this book, Arvind Rajagopal analyses this extraordinary series of events. While audiences may have thought they were harking back to an epic golden age, Hindu nationalist leaders were embracing the prospects of neo-liberalism and globalization. Television was the device that hinged these movements together, symbolizing the new possibilities of politics, at once more inclusive and authoritarian. Simultaneously, this study examines how the larger historical context was woven into and changed the character of Hindu nationalism
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.2/0954
Index
index present
LC call number
HE8700.76.I4
LC item number
R34 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Politics after television : religious nationalism and the reshaping of the Indian public, Arvind Rajagopal
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-389) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Organization, performance, and symbol
  • 6.
  • Hindutva goes global
  • Conclusion: How has television changed the context of politics in India?
  • App.
  • Background to the Babri Masjid dispute
  • 1.
  • Hindu nationalism and the cultural forms of Indian politics
  • 2.
  • Prime time religion
  • 3.
  • The communicating thing and its public
  • 4.
  • A "split public" in the making and unmaking of the Ram Janmabhumi movement
Control code
ocm56211323
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 393 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511040269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21987373
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56211323
  • acls0511040261

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