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The Mahatma didn't like the movies and why it matters

Jeffrey, Robin


This article examines the ideological and structural foundations of Indian broadcasting policy as it developed from the 1920s to the 1990s. The article argues that the failure of Indian governments to make the most of radio and television for economic and social development stemmed from three sources: (i) the restrictive policies inherited from a colonial state; (ii) the puritanism of the Gandhian national movement; and (iii) the fear, made vivid by the 1947 partition, of inflaming social...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Media and Communication
DOI: 10.1177/1742766506066281


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