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Media and Politics in Modern India, Hist 2343/ASNS 2582: Home

Links from Prof. Sturman

Newspaper websites (from Blackboard), new online News & Analysis--upper-middle class, liberal

The Wire, new online news & analysis--upper-middle class, liberal

Times of India, longstanding English newspaper, recovering from period as trashy celebrity rag--moderate to conservative

Hindustan Times, newspaper founded in early 20th c. & associated with the Congress Party--moderate

The Statesman, longstanding newspaper from Calcutta/ Kolkata--moderate-conservative

The Telegraph, largest English-language circulating newspaper in the Eastern region-liberal

The Hindu, longstanding newspaper from Madras/ Chennai, largest English-language circulating paper in the South ; 2nd in the country after ToI-liberal, not Hindu-oriented or Hindu-nationalist

Indian Express, English newspaper founded in 1930s--moderate to liberal

Other links from Prof. Sturman

The Long Emergency: Media and Democracy in India
An archive of newspaper clippings, cartoons, official documentaries, government reports and more from the period known as "the Emergency"--a period of authoritarian rule under Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1975-77

Tasveer Ghar: A House of Pictures
Visual archive, especially great for old poster art and advertisements
Indian cinema digital archive--VERY difficult to navigate, but a treasure trove of materials 

The HOOT: Watching Media in the Subcontinent
Digital archive of a media watchdog organization, especially keeping track of media self-censorship, corporate media influence, and more, since 2000. 

Also, we have access to a Calcutta newspaper, Amrita Bazar Patrika, from the late-19th-early-20th centuries through Readex' South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922. (We also have access to some other English-language papers from this period, though this one may be the most useful.)


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