Muslims and Media Images: News versus Views

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byAther Farouqui

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This volume examines media representations of Indian Muslims in the wake of global Islamic radicalism and its repercussions - 9/11, the 2005 terrorist attack on the London underground, the 2006 Mumbai train bombings, and the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. It draws from the understandingthat Muslims form an intrinsic part of the democratic civil society in India yet continue to carry the baggage of history, especially Partition. The book looks at both facets of the issue - the reach of jihadi pan - Islamism in the popular Indian Muslim consciousness and how the community copes withmedia distortions of a nuanced issue; as well as the politics of representation and the subsequent stereotyping of Muslims. The essays are extremely topical in the context of the ongoing debates on the media's accountability and its commercialization, as well as the status of ordinary Muslims inrelation to international Islamic terrorism.

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This volume examines media representations of Indian Muslims in the wake of global Islamic radicalism and its repercussions - 9/11, the 2005 terrorist attack on the London underground, the 2006 Mumbai train bombings, and the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. It draws from the understandingthat Muslims form an intrinsic part of the ...

Ather Farouqui is a freelance writer with a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198069251

ISBN - 13:9780198069256

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List of TablesAcknowledgementsAther Farouqui: IntroductionI. English Media: Image and Depiction1. Vinod Mehta: Muslims and Media Images: Where Things went Wrong2. Rajni Kothari: Muslims and the Press: Some Reflections3. Kuldip Nayar: Muslims and the Indian Press4. Mrinal Pande: Indian Press: The Vernacular and the Mainstream Babel5. Howard Brasted: Contested Representations in Historical Perspective: Images of Islam and Australian Press, 1950-20006. Chandan Mitra: The Print Media and Minority Images7. Siddharth Varadarajan: Minority Images in the Indian Print MediaII. Transcending Boundaries8. K.M.A. Munim: Muslims and the World Forum9. Sabya Sachi: Of Fish and Beef, the New Recipe of the Muslim Identity: A Journey through the Cultural Prism of West Bengal10. Charles J. Borges: Issues of Goan Muslims as Seen in the Goan Press11. Dagmar Markova: The Ayodhya Controversy in the Czech Press of the 1990s12. Estelle Dryland: Indian Muslims and the Free Press13. Susan B. Maitra: Islam and the West: Ominous MisunderstandingsIII. Muslim Journalism: A Phenomenal Dichotomy14. Robin Jeffrey: Urdu Newspapers in India: Waiting for Citizen Kane?15. Ather Farouqui: Urdu Press in India16. Wahiduddin Khan: Muslims and the Press17. Arshad Amanullah: Is Urdu Journalism in India a Lost Battle?IV. Popular Images and the Story of Stereotypes18. Moinuddin Jinabade: Bollywood Films with Special Reference to Urdu Politics and Muslims19. John W. Hood: Indian Muslims and Indian Films: Some Observations of Contemporary Indian Art CinemaVinod Mehta: Appendix I: Medium is the ImageAther Farouqui: Appendix II: Who's the Real Muslim?Notes on ContributorsIndex