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The books in the list reflect the diverse range of topics taken up by authors of Media Studies and Journalism books, which has markedly proliferated over the years. An updated list of books, by INDIRA AKOIJAM
Posted/Updated Tuesday, Mar 20 14:17:06, 2012
The updated list consist of diverse subject/ issues that look into the institutionalization of local concerns, a theoretical account on how to build successful communication bridges across diverse cultures, among many others. The Books section will reflect the diverse range of topics taken up by these authors in Media Studies and Journalism books, which has markedly proliferated over the years. 
 
The Hoot will be publishing reviews of these books by experts. The section will also include excerpts taken from the books. 
 
The Hoot invites its readers to recommend/ review books that you have read. 
 
I. Media and the Public Sphere
 
a. Fay Patel, Mingsheng Li, Prahalad Sooknanan. Intercultural Communication: Building a Global Community. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Singapore: Sage Publications, 2011.  http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book236998/toc
 
b. Anup Kumar. The Making of a Small State. Orient Blackswan Private Limited, 2011. 
 
c. B. G. Verghese. First Draft: Witness to the Making of Modern India. New Delhi: Tranquebar Press, 2010. http://www.westlandbooks.in/book_details.php?cat_id=5&book_id=214
 
d. Robin Jeffrey. Media and Modernity: Communications, Women, and the State in India. Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2010. http://www.orientblackswan.com/display.asp?categoryID=0&isbn=978-81-7824-284-2
 
e. Ramaswami Harindranath. Audience-Citizens: The Media, Public Knowledge and Interpretive Practice. New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London: Sage Publications, 2009.
 
f. Robin Jeffrey. India’s Newspaper Revolution: Capitalism, Politics and Indian-language press. 3rd Edition. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009. http://www.oup.co.in/search_detail.php?id=145258
 
g. Arvind Rajagopal, edited. The Indian Public Sphere: Readings in Media History. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009. http://www.oup.co.in/search_detail.php?id=145211
 
h. Sevanti Ninan. Headlines from the Heartland: Reinventing the Hindi Public Sphere. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Singapore: Sage Publications, 2007. http://www.sagepub.in/browse/book.asp?bookid=1138&Subject_Name=&mode=1
 
II. Public Relations
 
a. J.V. Vilanilam. Public Relations in India: New Tasks and Responsiblities. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Singapore: Sage Publications, 2011.  http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book236877
 
III. Media Ethics
 
 
IV. Media and the Environment
a. Keya Acharya and Frederick Noronha, editors. The Green Pen: Environmental Journalism in India and South Asia. New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London: Sage Publications, 2010. http://www.sagepub.in/browse/book.asp?bookid=1456&Subject_Name=&mode=1
 
V. Media as Business
 
a. Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. The Indian Media Business. 3rd Edition. New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London: Sage Publications, 2010. http://www.sagepub.in/browse/book.asp?bookid=1454&Subject_Name=&mode=1
 
VI. Studies in Indian Television
 
a. Shoma Munshi. Prime Time Soap Operas on Indian Television. New Delhi, London: Routledge, 2010. http://www.routledgeasianstudies.com/books/Prime-Time-Soap-Operas-on-Indian-Television-isbn9780415553773
 
b. Nalin Mehta, edited. Television in India: Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change. New Delhi, London: Routledge, 2009. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415546430/
 
c. Nalin Mehta. India on Television: How Satellite News Channels Have Changed the Way We Think and Act. New Delhi: Harper Collins, 2008. http://www.harpercollins.co.in/BookDetail.asp?Book_Code=1922
 
d. Melissa Butcher. Transnational Television, Cultural Identity and Change: When STAR Came to India. New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London: Sage Publications, 2003. http://www.sagepub.in/browse/book.asp?bookid=744&Subject_Name=&mode=1
 
e. Vamsee Juluri. Becoming a Global Audience: Longing and Belonging in Indian Music Television. Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2003. http://www.orientlongman.com/display.asp?categoryID=0&isbn=978-81-250-2741-6
 
f. Arvind Rajagopal. Politics after Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. http://www.cambridge.org/asia/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780511036187
 
g. David Page, William Crawley. Satellites over South Asia: Broadcasting Culture and the Public Interest. New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London: Sage Publications, 2000. http://www.sagepub.in/browse/book.asp?bookid=590&Subject_Name=&mode=1
 
VII. Media Discourses
 
a. Edited by: Partha Pratim Basu, Ipshita Chanda. Locating Cultural Change: Theory, Method, Process. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Singapore: Sage Publications, 2011.  http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book236109
 
b. Maya Ranganathan, Usha M. Rodrigues. Indian Media in a Globalised World. New Delhi, London: Sage Publications, 2010. http://www.sagepub.in/browse/book.asp?bookid=1485&Subject_Name=&mode=1
 
c. Pradip Ninan Thomas. Political Economy of Communications in India: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. New Delhi, London: Sage Publications, 2010. http://www.sagepub.in/browse/book.asp?bookid=1487&Subject_Name=&mode=1
 
d. Madhu Trehan. Tehelka as Metaphor. New Delhi: Roli Books, 2009. http://www.rolibooks.com/lotus/current-affairs/-/prism-me-a-lie-tell-me-a-truth-tehelka-as-metaphor/
 
e. Subarno Chattarji. Tracking the Media: Interpretations of Mass Media Discourses in India and Pakistan. New Delhi, London: Routledge, 2008. http://www.routledgeasianstudies.com/books/Tracking-the-Media-isbn9780415480628
 
f. Uday Sahay, edited. Making News: Handbook of the Media in Contemporary India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006. http://www.oup.co.in/search_detail.php?id=143918
 
g. Chandrika Kaul. Reporting the Raj: The British Press and India c. 1880-1922. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004. http://us.macmillan.com/reportingtheraj
 
VIII. New Media
a. Nalini Rajan, edited. The Digitised Imagination: Encounters with the virtual world. New Delhi, London: Routledge, 2009. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415492867/
 
b. Rohan Samarajiva and Ayesha Zainudeen, editors. ICT Infrastructure in Emerging Asia: Policy and Regulatory Roadblocks. New Delhi, London: Sage Publications, 2008. http://www.sagepub.in/browse/book.asp?bookid=1210&Subject_Name=&mode=1
 
c. Nalini Rajan, edited. Digital Culture Unplugged: Probing the native cyborg’s multiple locations. New Delhi, London: Routledge, 2007. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415445450’s

IX. Media and Gender
a. Kalpana Sharma, edited. Missing: Half the Story: Journalism as if Gender Matters. New Delhi: Zubaan, 2010. http://www.zubaanbooks.com/zubaan_books_details.asp?BookID=153
 
b. Ammu Joseph, Kalpana Sharma, editors. Whose News? The Media and Women’s Issues. 2nd Edition. New Delhi, London: Sage Publications, 2006. http://www.sagepub.in/browse/book.asp?bookid=1014&Subject_Name=&mode=1
 
X. Media Freedom, Media and Law
a. K. N. Hari Kumar, edited. Courts, Legislatures, Media Freedom. New Delhi: National Book Trust, 2006. http://www.nbtindia.org/Catalog_Eng.pdf
 
b. Kartik Sharma, Ashley Tomlinson, Maura Finn. Freedom of the Press: Using the Law to Defend Journalists. New Delhi: Human Rights Law Network, 2009. http://koha.hrln.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=1883
 
XI. Film
 
a. Meenakshi Bharat and Nirmal Kumar, editors. Filming the Line of Control: the Indo-Pak relationship through the cinematic lens. New Delhi, London: Routledge, 2008. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415460941/
 
 
 
 
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