Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia

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Lawrence A. Babb, Susan S. Wadley
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., May 31, 1998 - Mass media - 308 pages
This volume of provocative essays explores the effects of the religious transformation taking place in India as sacred symbols assume the shapes of media images. LIfted from their traditional forms and contexts many relgious symbols, beliefs and practices are increasingly refracted through such media as god posters, cosmic books audio recordings and programs of video cassette..
 

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Contents

Introduction by Susan S Wadley
21
The Work of a Modern Master
51
The World of Amar Chitra Katha
76
Domestic Virtue and National
107
Introduction by Susan S Wadley
137
Religious Music in India
167
Introduction by Susan S Wadley
189
A Video Epic in Cultural Context
217
Swadhyaya and Sacred Tapes
254
Contributors
285
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