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Centre for Media Studies

Dr Somnath Batabyal

MA (SOAS), PhD (SOAS)

Overview

Somnath Batabyal
School of Arts

Lecturer in Media and Development

Centre for Media Studies

Lecturer in Media and Development

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
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 11am-1pm

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 (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.

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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