The InterAsia Program’s Transregional Virtual Research Institute (TVRI) members Paula Chakravartty and Srirupa Roy coedited and wrote the introduction for “Modi and the Media: Indian Politics and Electoral Aftermath,” a special issue of Television & New Media that also includes articles by TVRI members Somnath Batabyal and Aswin Punathambekar.
Articles in this special issue examine the contexts and
lineages of the present moment of mediated populism, that is, the wider political economic
dynamics and contexts that shape and embed the Modi phenomenon. The
ambivalent, productive, and repressive instrumentalities and effects of digital media,
the media terrain and technology most identified with the 2014 elections, are another