Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 October 2003

320 Pages | 14 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719061769

Bookseller Code (06)


Reporting the Raj

The British Press and India, c.1880-1922

Chandrika Kaul

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • This book is the first analysis of the dynamics of British press reporting of India and the attempts made by the British Government to manipulate press coverage as part of a strategy of imperial control
  • The press was an important forum for debate over the future of India and was used by significant groups within the political elite to advance their agendas
  • Focuses on a period which represented a critical transitional phase in the history of the Raj, witnessing the impact of the First World War, major constitutional reform initiatives, the tragedy of the Amritsar massacre, and the launching of Gandhi's mass movement
  • Asserts that the War was a watershed in official media manipulation and in the aftermath of the conflict the Government's previously informal and ad hoc attempts to shape press reporting were placed on a more formal basis

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