Pradip Thomas’s analysis of the relationship between various forms of globalised and local media and the proliferferation of Christian fundamentalist religion in India is not for the faint-hearted. Not only does this book cover a wide spectrum of socio-politico-religious issues within the vast and varied historical landscape of a cosmopolitan and multi-faith nation, but is a blueprint for a truly communal inter-faith India…The book is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking a survey of current scholarship in the field.
Negotiating Communicating Rights by Pradip Nina Thomas is a useful introduction to the topical subject of democratizing communication, and a critique of existing paradigms within media and communications theories…The value of Thomas’ book lies in its ability to shift the debates around CR out of just the ‘media and communications’ discipline into larger domains of culture. It is therefore also a ‘Cultural Studies of Media’ book. The case studies and the smooth jargon-free theorization make it eminently readable by people from a cross-section of society.
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