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War over words : censorship in India, 1930-1960

Author: Devika Sethi
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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Censorship has been a universal phenomenon through history. However, its rationale and implementation has varied, and public reaction to it has differed across societies and times. This book recovers, narrates, and interrogates the history of censorship of publications in India over three crucial decades - encompassing the Gandhian anti-colonial movement, the Second World War, Partition, and the early years of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation):
Sethi, Devika.
War over words.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1099564450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Devika Sethi
ISBN: 9781108594646 1108594646
OCLC Number: 1100767451
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 289 pages)
Contents: Cover; War over Words; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Defining the Terrain; Mapping This Book; Exploring the Backdrop; Surveying the Surveyors; PART I Guarding the State, Protecting the Public: Censorship Policies and Practices in the 1930s; 1 The Power of Print; History and Allegory in the Classroom; Acquiring and Smuggling Print; The World of Politics; Ideas in Incarceration; The Limits of Censorship; 2 Provincial Autonomy (1937-1939) and Free Speech Controversies; 'Seditious Formula' as 'Solemn Creed': Banning the Congress Pledge Ideology versus 'Law and Order': Congress Ministries' DilemmasPART II Protests and Publicity: Banning Non-Indian Authors; 3 Critiques of Indian Society: Katherine Mayo's Long Shadow; Katherine Mayo's Slaves of the Gods (1929); Katherine Mayo's Volume Two (1931); Katherine Mayo's The Face of Mother India (1935); R.J. Minney's Shiva, or the Future of India (1929); Colonel E. Alexander Powell's The Last Home of Mystery (1929); R.J. Minney's India Marches Past (1933); Arthur Miles' Land of the Lingam and D.H. Southgate's As a Man's Hand (1937); Frank Harrison Beckmann's Dust of India (1938) Identifying the Ban Formula4 'Hurt' or 'Hatred'?: Publications by Non-Indians Offensive to Indian Muslims; R.F. Dibble's Mohammed: A Biography of the Prophet and the Man (1926); ' ... a thousand times worse than Rangila Rasul': The Britannia and Eve Case (1930); The Everyman's Weekly Case (1932-1933); The Pearson's Weekly Case (1934); The Every Woman's Case (1935); H.G. Wells' Outline of History (1938); The Parade Case (1940); Britannia and Eve Revisited (1946); PART III Political or Military?: Censorship in India during the Second World War 5 Blue Pencils, Red Pencils: Censoring the News in WartimeThe Mechanics of Wartime Censorship; GOI Attitude to Anti-War Propaganda; Demands of a 'Total War'; Censoring Outgoing Press Telegrams; Censoring Incoming Press Telegrams; The Rules of the Game: War Correspondents' Experience of Censorship in India; 6 A Contradiction in Terms?: 'Voluntary Censorship'; The Press Advisory System Falters; Censorship during the Quit India Movement; Censorship of-and by-the Press: The Bhansali Case; Banning Bad News: The Bengal Famine (1943); Legacies of War Censorship in Britain during the Second World WarPART IV The Censored Turn Censors: Freedom and Free Speech; 7 Free Speech or Hate Speech?: Partition and Censorship; The Press Advisory System and the Delhi Code; Partition Riots and the Press; Anxiety over Free Speech: Policy Makers' Opinions Immediately after Independence; Revising Press Laws after Independence; 8 'An Education in Realism': The First Amendment to the Indian Constitution; The First Amendment in Context; Debating 'Reasonable Restrictions' Inside and Outside Parliament; The Press (Objectionable Matters) Act of 1951
Other Titles: Censorship in India, 1930-1960
Responsibility: Devika Sethi.

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