Politics and Media
(6,624 words)

In explaining how religious riots had taken place in Calcutta in 1924, the sociologist R.D. Lambert once wrote, “To put it briefly, in Calcutta, rumor has a printing press” (Lambert, 1951, 98). Communication set up through print and literacy did not always create a virtuous circle of increasing rationality…

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Arvind Rajagopal, “Politics and Media”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000162>
First published online: 2012



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