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Invisible Waves

Visible Changes

 

Edited by ANKURAN DUTTA and

MOHAMMAD SAHID ULLAH

 

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ISBN: 978-81-933588-5-6

Pages: 298

Edition: April 2019

ABOUT THE BOOK

A country that has countless fascinating stories of change every day cannot ignore the potential as well as the prowess of the invisible waves of Community Radio that has covered pockets of the country with its quiet and resolute activities. Addressing issues of climate change, natural disasters, trafficking, social evils and the likes, the little creative CR studios have and can bring in massive changes in the country which has been succinctly described in each of the articles that are products of thorough research. A must have for every radio practitioner and community activists.

- Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor Gauhati University Assam, India

Community Radio (CR) gives voice to the voiceless and strengthens democracies. The book entitled “Invisible Waves: Visible Changes” edited by Dr Ankuran Dutta and Prof Mohammad Sahid Ullah enlightens us about the contribution of CR in Bangladesh to support a range of social issues, including migration, human trafficking, disaster mitigation, agriculture and rural development, non-formal education and gender. The collection of articles presents the holistic development of CR in Bangladesh and will help to replicate these in other countries.

- Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Education Specialist Commonwealth of Learning, BC, Canada

Reinventing Nationalism

Secularism & Plurality

MEDIA DISCOURSES

& DECONSTRUCTION

 

Edited by K V NAGARAJ and

ANKURAN DUTTA

 

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ISBN: 978-81-933588-4-9

Pages: 451

Edition: April 2019

ABOUT THE BOOK

Nationalism, secularism and plurality are the notions under constant scrutiny in any geographical polity, democratic or otherwise. These have been conveniently used in power politics all over the world, as they appeal to human emotions. We in India have been endlessly debating through all public fora for mass political acceptance of our perspectives. Mass media, on their part, have not lagged behind in their reportage and analysis. Though these concepts have been borrowed from the West, in reality, they did exist in our political philosophy, but camouflaged differently. The ancient Indian political didactics mentioned the use of many political traps in pursuit of power. As the geo-political consternations become coarser and coarser, shriller and shriller, as of now, the discourse on these concepts has acquired expanded semantics. Of course, this has also     contributed for a state of confusion. On one side, we propose support to a global village which is technologically determined, and on the other, clamour for de-Westernisation of every other thing in the world, be it political or cultural. This includes the notions of nationalism, secularism and plurality. The range of media discourses on these encompasses print, electronic and social media as well. The present volume is a sincere effort to present variegated perceptions of different ideological hues, as varied as India. The ultimate value of the volume is in its academic ‘mindfulness’ to the future path finders in media research.

ISMS OF

MEDIA ACTIVISM

what clicked

what kicked and

what irked in India

by ANUPA LAHKAR GOSWAMI

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Research

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ISBN: 978-81-933588-7-0

Pages: 220

Edition: April 2019

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Media has been traditionally associated with generation of opinions,   transformation of facts and as catalyst of change. Quite incidentally in the recent times, this media has been in the centre of some of the biggest   revolutions that has toppled government, questioned authority as well as transformed places  in unfathomable ways. Steering the movement of these diverse means of communication is now a challenge and the book tries to take stock of this power of media globally as well as in the very challenging demography of the northeastern states of India with updated case studies concerning media activism.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr Anupa Lahkar Goswami, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University, she is a masters in Mass Communication from Tezpur University, Assam. A news reader in the Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati, she has a penchant in creative writing and is also interested in online media studies with research articles published on the same in various peer reviewed journals.

Are We Pulling the Right String?

PUPPETRY IN CHANGING WORLD

by MOU

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Research

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ISBN: 978-81-933588-6-3

Pages: 220

Edition: April 2019

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There is a great resurgence of interest in puppetry the world over, and much is being done to reclaim and reinvigorate this culturally rooted art form. This work is especially significant as it tries to trace the history of puppetry in Assam and its currently endangered status. The writer enters into the field – usually understood through tools generated within the disciplines of folklore and performing art – from the perspective of communication theory, and this leads her to not merely write a historiographic account but to look into the possibilities of the regeneration of puppetry in the era of mass communication.

- Prof  Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India

Dr. Bhattacharjee’s book makes an important contribution to the studies of both puppetry arts and folk performance, revealing the unique developmental path of examining the art in relationship to its role as mass media, Bhattacharjee emphasizes the creativity of artists in adapting to new circumstances and the malleability of performance traditions. Drawing on her interviews and time spent with contemporary puppeteers, the book gives insights into the backgrounds and complicated choices of artists who have devoted themselves to puppetry as a form, both for entertainment and education throughout the region. While shedding new light on Assamese puppetry, Bhattacharjee also provides interesting critical approaches applicable to other forms in Assam and elsewhere.

- Prof  Claudia Orenstein Hunter College, City University of New York, USA

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr Moushumi Bhattacharjee is an expert in folk media, who has traveled extensively in India for understanding traditional folk communication. A fellowship holder from National Folklore Support Centre, Chennai, she has published a number of articles on folk media in national and international journals and aspires to promote folk culture of the region at the global forum.

DECODING COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

In India's North-East

by ANKURAN DUTTA

BHARATI BHARALI &

ANUPA LAHKAR GOSWAMI

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ISBN: 978-81933588-3-2

Pages: 244

Second Edition: January 2019

ABOUT THE BOOK

There are many theories on communication for development that we won't understand simply, till we see their applicability in real. Decoding communication for Development is one such book that brings out aspects of development communication in diverse fields and simplifies this aspect of communication that is considered extremely vital in developing countries across the world.