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Gandhian Thought and Communication
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Gandhian Thought and Communication
Rethinking the Mahatma in the Media Age

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Biswajit Das - Professor and Founding Director, Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


December 2019 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Gandhian Thought and Communication: Rethinking the Mahatma in the Media Age looks at Gandhian thought and contributions from an interdisciplinary communication perspective. It explores the Mahatma as a public intellectual and communicator. It studies Gandhi’s unique communication techniques to connect with the masses and the way he used and appropriated myth, metaphors and symbols to communicate his ideas related to modernity and nationalism. The book examines how Gandhian ideas have been tested and the implications derived.

This book also studies the contemporary relevance of Gandhian thought by looking at various popular media representations to open up the possibilities of rethinking and recasting Gandhi in the present context.



 
Foreword: Mahatma Gandhi—A Life So Keenly Observed by Arvind Singhal
 
Acknowledgements
Biswajit Das
Introduction
 
SECTION A: COMMUNICATION & RE-ENCHANTMENT OF MODERNITY
Prafulla K Kar
Nationalism, Religion and The Critique Of Modernity: Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj
Alok Bajpai
Some Contextual Reflections on Hind Swaraj: A Critique of ‘Modernity’ and an Argument for Indian Modern Consciousness
Ratnakar Tripathy
Confession as Public Communication: Reflections on Gandhi’s The Story of My Experiments with Truth
 
SECTION B: MYTH, METAPHOR AND STRATEGY
Shashi Bhushan Upadhyay
An Unfinished Communication: Gandhi and the Ahmadabad Labour Strike, 1918
Sadan Jha
Multi-verse of Gandhi’s Charkha: Spinning Experiences and the Question of Information
Keval J Kumar
Gandhi: Journalist, Communicator and Satyagrahi
 
SECTION C: REVISITING MAHATMA IN MEDIA AGE
Arunabha Ghosh and Partha Ray
Munna and Gandhi: Rethinking Gandhi, 'Gandhigiri’ and Popular Hindi Cinema
Dev Nath Pathak
Reading Gandhi with/in Popular Cinema: A Pedagogue’s Perspective
Gopalan Ravindran
The Rhizomatic Constructions of Gandhi on Web 2.0
M Shuaib Mohamed Haneef
Digital Civil Disobedience Movement: Revisiting Gandhian Thoughts in an International Commune
 
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