Television Publics in South Asia

Mediated Politics and Culture

Edited By: S M Shameem Reza, Ratan Kumar Roy

Television has a prime role to play in the formation of discursive domains in the everyday life of South Asian publics. This book explores various television media practices, social processes, mediated political experiences and everyday cultural compositions from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

With the help of country-specific case studies, it captures a broad range of themes which foreground the publics and their real-life experiences of television in the region. The chapters in this book discuss gendered television spaces, women seeking solace from television in pandemic, the taboo in digital TV dramas, television viewership and localizing publics, changing viewership from television to OTT, news and public perception of death, redefining ‘the national’, theatrical television and post-truth television news, among other key issues.

Rich in ethnographic case studies, this volume will be a useful resource for scholars and researchers of media and communication studies, journalism, digital media, South Asian studies, cultural studies, sociology and social anthropology

Television in Bangladesh

News and Audiences

Edited By: Ratan Kumar Roy

This book examines the role of 24/7 television news channels in Bangladesh. By using a multi-sited ethnography of television news media, it showcases the socio-political undercurrents of media practices and the everydayness of TV news in Bangladesh. It discusses a wide gamut of issues such as news making; localised public sphere; audience reaction and viewing culture; impact of rumours and fake news; socio-political conditions; protest mobilization; newsroom politics and perspectives from the ground.

Seeing South Asia

Visuals Beyond Borders

Edited By: Dev Nath Pathak, Biswajit Das, Ratan Kumar Roy

This book critically examines the cultural politics of visuals in South Asia. It makes a key contribution to the study of visuals in the social sciences in South Asia by studying the interplay of the seen and unseen, and the visual and nonvisual. The book will be useful to scholars and researchers of visual and cultural studies, social and cultural anthropology, sociology, political studies, media and communications studies, performance studies, art history, television and film studies, photography studies, and South Asian studies. It will also interest practitioners including artists, visual artists, photographers, filmmakers and media critics.

Career in Japan

Easy Way To Learn Japanese

Edited By: Engr. Sardar Md. Shaheen

Career in Japan has been published by SIMEC Institute of Research and Technology in four volumes. All the volumes are edited by Engineer Sardar Md. Shaheen. Students and interested learners get basic knowledge about Japanese culture, language and expressions. The book is both for conversational and writing, which will boost confidence of the learners. The effort has been made to fulfil the requirements of new learners of Japanese language.