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India

Subject: History

The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

Times of India

Times of India   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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Media studies
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48 words

...Times of India A quality English-language newspaper published daily in India since 1851 (having begun life in 1838 as the twice-weekly Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce ) and which is today one of the most widely read newspapers in English across all platforms anywhere in the...

India, film in

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A Dictionary of Film Studies

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2012
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Media studies
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1,073 words

...Indian legends. India's first sound film, Alam Ara/The Light of the World , by the Parsi director Ardeshir M. Irani , appeared in 1931, a year in which 27 sound features were made. But the coming of sound raised the issue of India's many languages, ultimately resolved by the dominance of the ‘All-India’ Hindi song-and-dance film ( see bollywood ). Films in other Indian languages were made in centres such as Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Madras (now Cheenai): aside from Hindi, the main languages in which sound films were and are made in India are Urdu,...

Pakistan

Pakistan  

Asia's great underachiever. Democracy has yet to take hold and now the country is under attack from terrorists.Pakistan has four main geographical regions. First, in the far north is the Hindu Kush ...
Charles Bradlaugh

Charles Bradlaugh  

(1833–91)British social reformer. A republican and keen supporter of reform movements, he was tried, with Annie Besant, in 1877–78 for printing a pamphlet on birth control. The charge failed and ...
Horatio Gates

Horatio Gates  

(1728–1806)American general, born in England. He fought under General Braddock and Baron Amherst in the French and Indian wars but thereafter supported the American cause in the War of Independence. ...
decolonization

decolonization  

This term, while not one of art in international law, is frequently employed in U.N. practice to connote the process whereby territories evolve from colonial status to full sovereign statehood. ...
William Howe

William Howe  

(1729–1814).Younger brother of Richard Howe, William served in the army in Flanders 1747–8, and with distinction in Canada and Cuba 1759–62. Between 1758 and 1780 he was MP for Nottingham, where ...
Indo-European

Indo-European  

Of or relating to the family of languages spoken over the greater part of Europe and Asia as far as northern India.The Indo-European languages have a history of over 3,000 years. Their unattested, ...
J. B. S. Haldane

J. B. S. Haldane  

(1892–1964)British geneticist, biometrician, and philosopher who made valuable contributions to the physiology of respiration and chromosome mapping but above all to popularizing science and ...
Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore  

(1861–1941)Indian writer, who was awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1915 he was knighted but repudiated the honour in protest against the Amritsar Massacre (1919).Tagore was born into a ...
hymn

hymn  

A religious song or poem, typically of praise to God or a god. Recorded from Old English, the word comes via Latin from Greek humnos ‘ode or song in praise of a god or hero’, used in the Septuagint ...
Thomas Robert Malthus

Thomas Robert Malthus  

(1766–1834)English economist and clergyman. He was a pioneer of the science of political economy and is known for his theory, as expressed in Essay on Population (1798), that the rate of increase of ...
Thailand

Thailand  

Red- and yellow-shirted political demonstrations are shaking Thailand's democracyThailand's distinctive geographical shape extends over four main regions. In the far north are mountain ranges covered ...
Dainik Jagran

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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...Dainik Jagran A Hindi language newspaper that is the biggest-selling daily paper in India. Its website proclaims that it is also ‘the world’s largest daily read’. Launched in 1942 amidst India’s struggle for independence, Dainik Jagran is the flagship publication of Jagran Prakashan...

Hindu

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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...Hindu An influential family-owned English-language broadsheet newspaper published in India since 1878 , initially as a weekly, becoming daily in 1889 . The Hindu was an early adopter of the internet , establishing its website in 1995...

Oberon, Merle

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Michael Patterson

Dictionary Plus Media Studies

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2016
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46 words

...Oberon, Merle ( 1911–79 ) British film actress Born of Welsh–Indian parents in India. She was directed by her future husband Alexander Korda in The Private Life of Henry VIII ( 1933 ). In Hollywood she received an Oscar nomination for The Dark Angel ( 1935 ). Michael Patterson...

Grazia

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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Media studies
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...Grazia A weekly glossy women’s magazine and online brand published in the UK since 2005 by Bauer Media . Grazia began in 1938 in Italy and the Italian edition is today part of Silvio Berlusconi’s Mondadori media group. Other international franchises include Grazia India , launched in 2008 by Worldwide Media. See also glossies...

New Indian Cinema

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A Dictionary of Film Studies

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2012
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Media studies
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505 words

...1970s which challenged the values of the mainstream film industry in India . While antecedents of New Indian Cinema can be traced in the 1950s films of Satyajit Ray , Ritwik Ghatak , and Mrinal Sen , the movement's true beginnings are usually dated to 1969 when, through its Film Finance Corporation, India's central government began supporting low-budget ‘offbeat’ films made outside the commercial industry. This enabled both established and new directors to work on films about India's social problems that espoused the aesthetics of European art cinema ,...

GQ

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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Media studies
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71 words

...in 1931 , initially as Apparel Arts and from 1958 as the Gentlemen’s Quarterly . Today, appearing monthly under its shortened title, GQ has broadened its content into wider lifestyle journalism and is also published in several international editions (including one in India and another in the UK); the magazine and its online brand are owned by Condé Nast...

Marie Claire

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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Media studies
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80 words

... brand , under the slogan, ‘Think smart, look amazing’. Editions of Marie Claire magazine and its extensive digital offshoots are published in more than 30 countries including the UK (where it is one of the IPC stable), the USA (under the Hearst Corporation banner), and in India (where it forms part of the Outlook Group). See also glossies...

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