Pop Culture India!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
bhava, which created a variety of feelings or sentiments among the spectators. This “essence” of feeling experienced by the spectator was called rasa, and Bharata enumerates eight such rasas or feelings: erotic, humorous, heroic, compassionate, furious, apprehensive, marvelous, and horrific. Sanskrit drama was performed without scenery and with a minimum of properties: the highly developed gesture language of dance made up for the absence of both. Every part of the body was used to help tell a
fiction, drama, travel, and belles-lettres are little read today, but when they were published they were audacious acts of mimicry and selfassertion by the mere fact of being in English. Many of the new Indian writers took stories from the Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan (1829), written by Col. James Tod and published in 1829, for their poems, ballads, and romances (Mehrotra 2003). The influence of English literature was not contained within the English-speaking elite. Colonial education also
1920 by Shiv Prasad Gupta; the Swarajya, which was founded in Madras in 1922 by T. Prakasam, espoused the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi but failed to survive; the English-language Hindustan Times was started in 1923 and bought by the G. D. Birla family in 1927; the Free Press 111 Journal was created in 1930 to keep afloat the Free Press News Agency that dispatched nationalist news to its subscribers and had begun to feel the effects of the government’s heavy-handed closures and confiscations.
Congress-led coalition currently in power, the investigations against the alleged malefactors have been revived and the matter is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The sensation created by the Tehelka exposé has led to a spate of “hidden camera” investigations as journalists vie to nab an errant politician in a sex or corruption scandal. Legislative Privileges The matter of legislative privileges is ambiguous and has not been properly codified in law. Although
radio for the purpose of national integration and communal harmony. Any hopes for autonomy of the broadcasting services were firmly quashed. In 1984, radio licenses were abolished, and from that point forward, the funding for radio came from the public purse. Since then, the issue of autonomy has been raised several times but invariably shelved, either because of a change in government or due to a lack of bureaucratic will. In 1997, the Prasar Bharati, a government-funded body, was set up to