SOAS University of London

Centre for Media Studies, School of Arts

Somnath Batabyal

MA (SOAS), PhD (SOAS)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Somnath Batabyal
School of Arts

Lecturer in Media in Development and International Journalisms

Centre for Media Studies

Lecturer in Media in Development and International Journalisms

Name:
Dr Somnath Batabyal
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4415
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
570

Biography

South Asia with a focus on India; transnational news spheres with a special focus on India; Development discourses in India and its articulation in mainstream and alternate news forums; environmental politics.

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Kajalie Shehreen Islam, Working Title: The use of religion-based rhetoric in anti-liberation discourse during Bangladesh's independence movement
  • Mohamed Taha, Political Communication of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Analysis of practices before and during Morsi’s presidency (2012 - 2013)

Expertise

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Batabyal, Somnath (2012) Making News In India: Star News and Star Ananda. New Delhi; London: Routledge.

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Batabyal, Somnath and Chowdhry, Angad and Gaur, Meenu and Pohjonen, Matti, eds. (2011) Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change. New Delhi; London: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Batabyal, Somnath (2014) 'New Politics, Old Paradigms: Urban Environmentalism and the Reshaping of New Delhi.' In: Schuler, Barbara, (ed.), Environment and Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia. Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp. 185-209.

Batabyal, Somnath (2011) 'Editorial, Where are Thou?' In: Batabyal, Somnath and Chowdhry, Angad and Gaur, Meenu and Pohjonen, Matti, (eds.), Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change. New Delhi, London: Routledge.

Batabyal, Somnath (2010) 'New Delhi's Times: Creating a Myth for a City.' In: Chaturvedi, Bharati, (ed.), Finding Delhi: Loss and Renewal in a Megacity. New Delhi: Penguin.

Batabyal, Somnath (2008) 'Journalism, news content and Objectivity: A re-appraisal.' In: Creative Writing, A Beginner’s Manual. New Delhi: Pearsons, pp. 200-203.

Batabyal, Somnath (2005) 'For God’s Sake, Be Objective.' In: Sarai Reader 5, Bare Acts. New Delhi: Sarai, pp. 472-480.

Journal Articles

Batabyal, Somnath (2012) 'The story of Nandigram.' Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 26 (2). pp. 261-273.

Batabyal, Somnath (2010) 'Constructing an audience: news television practices in India.' Contemporary South Asia, 18 (4). pp. 387-399.

Batabyal, Somnath (2007) 'Dilemmas of ethnographic research: The practitioner/academic quandary.' Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN.

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