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Mahatma Gandhi and Mass Media
Mediating Conflict and Social Change

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ISBN 9780367541934
August 13, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge India
172 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores Gandhi’s engagement with print news media. It examines how Gandhi, the man and his message, negotiated with the socio-political circumstances of his milieu and the communication strategies that he adopted towards this end. It analyses the role that he played in building up alternative modes of communication in South Africa and India. The volume elucidates his interactions with the colonial communication order and his contestations of the same, through various methods that included setting up new journals, newspapers, and taking on the role of writer, journalist, editor and publisher. It unveils Gandhi’s engagement with the mass media and print journalism, particularly concerning issues of conflict and conflict resolution as well as social transformation right from his days in London to the last days of his life.

A significant contribution to scholarship on Mahatma Gandhi, the volume will be of great interest to scholars of politics, media and cultural studies, history and South Asian studies.

Table of Contents

1. Media Before Gandhi: Colonial Communication Strategies and Contestations 2. The Mahatma, the Medium and the Message 3. Mediated Interventions in South Africa 4. Speaking Truth to Power: Gandhi and the Press in India 5. Epilogue: Mediating Conflict and Social Change: Gandhi’s Way. Bibliography

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Teresa Joseph is Associate Professor in Political Science and Director, Centre for Gandhian Studies, Alphonsa College, Pala, Kerala, India. Besides having written a number of articles on politics, international relations, mass media and Mahatma Gandhi, she is the author of Reporting Nuclear Pakistan: Security Perceptions and the Indian Press and co-editor of Deliberative Democracy: Understanding the Indian Experience as well as Conflict Resolution in South Asia as well as Conflict Resolution in South Asia.