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Writing A Nation - An Anthology of Indian Journalism
Writing A Nation - An Anthology of Indian Journalism

Writing A Nation - An Anthology of Indian Journalism

by Nirmala Lakshman

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

9788129112538 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 718

Binding

Hardcover

Nirmala Lakshman

Author: Nirmala Lakshman
Contributor(s)/Artiste(s): B R Ambedkar/B G Verhese/Kuldip Nayar et al
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 718
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129112538

Description

The Press in India has always been at the forefront of national life. Liberal notions of the power of the press came from those who were involved in the country’s freedom movement and included a belief in journalism’s capacity to mould public opinion and safeguard the rights of its citizens. In the years that followed, the press faced numerous challenges including attempts to curb the freedom of expression. This book shows that the tradition of independent journalism is alive and well in India in the sixth decade after independence, and indeed much of what has appeared in Indian newspapers has shaped and affected the course of Indian democracy.

This anthology looks at some themes that defined national discourse from around the time of independence to the present day as expressed through journalism in the English press. It showcases a wide range of articles that have expanded the terms of debate, expressed criticism and dissent, and enriched the Indian press. In doing so, they have strengthened the very fabric of Indian democracy. Newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Hindustan Times and The Times of India have thus been inextricably bound with the destiny of this nation, offering incisive analyses and clarity on issues that critically impacted on the lives of its people.

The writers include celebrated journalists, politicians, academics, activists, film makers and many others whose considered views have drawn attention to issues that have affected the nation from the immediate aftermath of independence to the present era of globalization and market dominance. The richness of insight and depth of perception offered in this collection makes this anthology invaluable not only to students of journalism but also to anyone who seeks to understand India.

Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
CONSTRUCTING A DEMOCRACY
THE NEED FOR CHECKS AND BALANCES
B.R. Ambedkar

A BLESSING CODE- NAMED FAMINE
B.G. Verghese

THE ROAD TO TYRANNY
Kuldip Nayar

EMERGENCY & THE CONSTITUTION
A.G.Noorani

AUNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Ajit Bhattacharjea

OF POLITICIANS AND SONS
Romesh Singh

HANDLING TERRORISM
K.Subrahmanyam

SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION TO BE CORRECTED
S.Guban

LESSONS OF BOMBAY’S RIOTS
Darryl D’ Monte

MAKING CHAPPATIS AND POLITICS
Kalpana Sharma

WHAT 50 YEARS SHOULD MEAN
Sunderlal Bahuguna

A DALIT GOES TO VOTE
P.Sainath

LIVING WITH DIVERSITY
Asghar Ali Engineer

DEMOCRATISATION OR DISEMPOWERMENT?
Smita Gupta

THE EXECUTIVE AND THE JUDICIARY
By Andre Beteille

AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE POLICE FROM THE OUTSIDE
R.K. Raghavan

PLURALISM AND LIBERALISM
Andre Beteille

A GANDHIAN IN GARHWAL
Ramachandra Guha

POLITICISATION OF CRIMINALS
Rajindar Sachar

SIGNS OF CHANGE
S. Viswanathan

PARCHED EARTH AND PUBLICATION
M.S.Swaminathan

STRATEGY FOR BETTER GOVERNANCE
N. Vittal

LESSONS FROM LATUR
Ammu Joseph

NOT EVERYBODY LOVES A GOOD DROUGHT
Aruna Roy And Reetika Khera

CAN JUDICIAL ASCENDANCY BE ROLLED BACK?
N.Ravi

WE NEED TO REMEMBER FORESTS ARE FOR FOREST DWELLERS, NOT FORESTERS
Parth J. Shah

THE CONTOURS OF A COMMUNAL VIOLENCE LAW
Colin Gonsalves

INDIA EMPOWERED TO ME IS
Medha Patkar

INDIA EMPOWERED TO ME IS
Aruna Roy

SCREENING INTOLERANCE
Soli J. Sorabjee




NURTURING A FREE PRESS
PERSPECTIVES ON THE PRESS
Romesh Thapar

RESTRICTIONS ON THE PRESS FREEDOM
K.M. Munshi

PRESERVING THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
K.Subba Rao

THE EMERGENCY AND THE PREE-A SAD AND SORDID TALE
Inder Malhotra

AN INDICTMENT OF THE DEFAMATION BILL
N. Ravi

THE DEFAMATION BILL
Madhu Limaye

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IS THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE
Nikhil Chakravarthy

WHY CORPORATESCAMS ARE IN THE NEWS
Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

WHEN THE PRESS FAILS INITS DUTY
Ajit Bhattacharjea

THE MEDIA AND THE MINORITIES
Asghar Ali Engineer

ARMY COURT SUMMONS JOURNALIST
P. Sainath

THE PERILS OF OPENING THE PRINT MEDIA
Kuldip Nayar

READING BETWEEN THE LINES
Rukun Advani

SEX, BRIBES AND VIDEOTAPE
Mukund Padmanabhan

GUJARAT AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
Kalpana Sharma

UNDER SIEGE
Sevanti Ninan

HOW FREE IS THE MEDIA?
Sevanti Ninan

GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS
Ramachandra Guha

THE PEOPLE’S DAILY
Rita & Umesh Anand

A TALENTED SOCIETY NEEDS A TALENTED MEDIA
Sagarika Ghose


A DIVIDED SOCIETY
A QUESTION OF LANGUAGE
C. Rajagopalachari

A MANIFESTO FOR BIHAR
Jayaprakash Narayan

NERVE CENTER OF THE FLESH TRADE
Ashivini Sarin

A BRUTAL MASSACRE
Subir Roy

A VOICE FROM THE ‘REST OF INDIA’
Dharma Kumar

WHEN THE STATE COLLAPSES
Romesh Thapar

WHY KASHMIRIS ARE ALIENATED
Balraj Puri

CHILD MARRIAGES ARE LINKED TO POVERTY
Usha Rai

THE BONFIRES OF THE HEART
M.J. Akbar

THE ENEMY WITHIN
Achin Vanaik

ANAATOMY OF A RIOT
Rajdeep Sardesai

A POLITICAL HYPOCRISY
Jayanthi Natarajan

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?
Ammu Joseph

DANGEROUS DESCENT: FLAWED LOGIC OF NUCLEAR TESTS
Praful Bidwai

HOW WE LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOMB
Anand Patwardhan

ON THE RUN WITH THE RANVIR SENA
C.P. Surendran

A VILLAGE SINGS ITS SWANSONG
Darshan Desai

THIS IS THE WAY THEY GO TO SCHOOL
P. Sainath

KASHMIR: MANUFACTURIING ETHNIC CONFLICT
Jean Dreze

DISHONOURED BY HISTORY
Meena Radhakrishan

THE GREAT DIVIDE
Harsh Sethi

FLAMES OF HATRED
Dom Moraes

THE BOMB IN THE BABY CARRIAGE
Renuka Narayana

I SALUTE YOU GEETABEN, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Siddharth Varadarajan

THE SURVIVORS SPEAK
Mari Marcel Thekaekara

SAFETY?...DOESN’T FIT THIS BILL
Indira Jaising

A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE
Jyoti Punwani

IDENTITY CRISIS
Malini Parthasarathy

A DEEP-ROOTED DISEASE
Anjali Mody

DESAFFRONISING EDUCATION
Kancha Ilaiah

BLOOD THIRSTY HONOUR
Githa Hariharan

THE CASE FOR DIVERSITY
Manoj Mitta

OUR POOR LITTLE RICH
Shekar Gupta

THREE WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
P. Sainayh



CORRUPTION AND CULPABILITY
DEEP ROOTS
J. B. Kripalani

BHAGALPUR BLINDINGS: THE EVIDENCE THUS FAR
Arun Shourie

BUYING GIRLS FROM A CIRCUIT HOUSE
Ashwini Sarin

WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL SUPRANATIONAL GOVERNMENT
N. Ram

THE CONTINUING TRAGEDY OF BHOPAL
Sreekant Khandekar

GROWING VIOLENCE IN BIHAR
Arvind N. Das

SHIPBREAKING SHAME TRAPPED IN ALANG’S DEATH FACTORY
Praful Bidwai

KNOW YOUR BEFORS
N. Ram

HOW WE STEAL FROM OURSELVES
Shekhar Gupta

STARVING THE POOR
Jean Dreze

HUNGER AMID PLENTY
Rajni Bakshi

SMOKING GUNS
Shankhar Aiyar

‘SLAPPEDED’ INTO SUBMISSION
Sunita Narain

GUARANTEEING ACTION FOR EMPLOYMENT
Aruna Roy & Nikhil Dey

CHEQUES AND BALANCES WHY CBI NEEDS TO DO MORE THAN JUST RAIDS
Sucheta Dalal

TACKLING CORRUPTION
Sunanda K Datta-Ray


INDIA AND THE WORLD
THE CHOICE BEFORE US
Jawaharlal Nehru

A CRISIS OF IDENTITY
B. G. Verghese

MAKING ‘SOUTH ASIA’ A REALITY
Malini Parthasarathy

HOW GOOD IS GLOBALISATION?
Achin Vanaik

OF NUKES AND MEN
Jean Dreze

IT’S AN ENWRONG
Mani Shankar Aiyar

FAITH IN TRANSITION
Ranjit Hoskote

THE SWEEP OF GLOBALISATION
Neera Chandhoke

TO ISLAMABAD AND THE FRONTIER
Rajmohan Gandhi

IN SEARCH OF GANDHI AND GODSE
Harsh Mander

CIRCLE OF MISTRUST
Kuldip Nayar

PLANE TO PAKISTAN
Rajeev Dhavan

GLOBALISATION AND NATIONALISM
Pratap Bhanu Mehta

A BLUEPRINT FOR KASHMIR
Kuldip Nayar

CHALO AMERICA
C. Raja Mhan

THE IDES OF AUGUST
Sunil Khilnani



A WEALTH OF SPIRIT
THE GREATNESS OF BHARATI
K.Swaminathan

A FIRST VIEWING OF PATHER PANCHALI
Sham Lal

STREET CULTURE
Arjun Appadurai

SOLDIERS OF SECULARISM
Dilip Bobb

THE GRACEFUL CLASSICISM M. S. SUBBULAKSHMI
Gowri Ramnarayan

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE INDIA NUDE?
Geeta Doctor

THE CELEBRATION OF INDIAN UNITY
Asghar Ali Engineer

Lessons from the mountains
C. S. LAKSHMI

REDEFINING CURUS
Aruna Roy

SOME GOOD NEWS
Kalpana Sharma

A QUESTION OF KEYS
Dom Moraes

A SHRINE AT THE BORDER
Amitava Kumar

RELIGION AND CIVILISATION
Mushirul Hasan

JOURNEY OF THE ZARDOZI
Ritu Kumar

ON THE MARCCH TO MODERNITY
Aniket Alam

WHY INDIA SURVIVES
Ramachandra Guha

KHAN SAHEB IN KASHI
Shekhar Gupta

Bibliography

Index of Contributors

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