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Communications and Power : Propaganda and the Press in the Indian National Struggle, 1920-1947 - Milton Israel

Communications and Power

Propaganda and the Press in the Indian National Struggle, 1920-1947

Hardcover Published: 27th May 1994
ISBN: 9780521420372
Number Of Pages: 354

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At the end of the First World War, Government of India officials and Indian nationalist politicians began to recognise the need for an organized communications network that could reach out to a large and diverse Indian population. The challenge for Government and nationalists alike was to create an effective propaganda machine that could both disseminate news and, at the same time, elicit the desired political response. Milton Israel's book describes the role of the press, news services and propaganda agencies in the last stage of the nationalist struggle in India before the departure of the British, emphasizing the media's participation in the development of a 'national' perspective. Within this context, the author examines the significance of the encounter between imperialism and nationalism and the influence one had upon the other in achieving often conflicting objectives.

Introduction: politics and the press in a colonial setting
The Government of India: images and messages in the defense of authority
The news services: 'impartial Reuters' or 'foreign pipes'
The Congress search for a common voice
The Bombay Chronicle: a case study
The struggle overseas
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ISBN: 9780521420372
ISBN-10: 0521420377
Series: Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 27th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.69