Caste, media and political power in Andhra Pradesh: the case of Eenadu

Gundimeda, Sambaiah (2017) Caste, media and political power in Andhra Pradesh: the case of Eenadu. History and Sociology of South Asia, 11 (2). pp. 192-203.

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The unholy nexus between media houses and politics is a well-known sad reality. Such nexus is further complicated by the involvement of caste. The present essay examines the trajectory of Eenadu, a Telugu daily in Andhra Pradesh, and its political manoeuvrings in favour of the Kamma-dominated Telugu Desam Party. Describing the entry of Eenadu, the essay moves to examine the newspaper’s consistent support of the TDP and its stance against the Congress in AP through the political fortunes for N.T. Ramarao, Chandrababu Naidu and Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Gundimeda, Sambaiah
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Andhra Pradesh, Anti-arrack, Eenadu, media politics, political power, Ramoji Rao
Subjects: Social sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
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