Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia


This volume 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 religious symbols, beliefs, and practices are increasingly refracted through such media as god posters, comic books, audio recordings, and video programs. The ten original essays here examine the impact on India's traditional social and cultural structures of printed images, audio recordings, film, and video.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Susan S. Wadley
  • H. Daniel Smith
  • Stephen R. Inglis
  • Frances W. Pritchett
  • John Stratton Hawley
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 1995


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