CSCS MEDIA & CULTURE ARCHIVE
This component of the CSCS
Media Project assembles what could be the definitive media archive of post-Independence
By media we mean film, radio,
television, and video; satellite and related communications technology;
telecommunications; computer technology. Material on these subjects will
include: press clippings, including reviews; pamphlets, reports and papers
by government agencies, independent organisations, and individual work;
visual images, including advertising, publicity leaflets, etc; market research
reports; downloading from the Internet; a video archive.
This material will be compiled
from already existing sources as well as assembled by independent research
commissioned by CSCS. We intend to cover both conventional and non-conventional
sources as well as generate new material informed by the broad research
interests of CSCS.
Currently being scanned
and indexed are :
Forthcoming material includes
Newspaper clippings on media from
10 mainstream newspapers.
Media and Law: Complete texts
of legal acts from the Dramatic Performances Act - (1876) and the Indian
Telegraph Act (1885) down to the Cable Television Networks Regulation Act
Telugu material: complete issues
of select journals from the 1950s, clippings covering the post-Independence
history of Telugu film and pamphlets, letterheads and other material from
the Fans Associations of movie star Chiranjeevi.
is being assembled and stored both in image and text format (wherever possible:
exceptions being mainly non-English material), and archived in CD-ROM discs,
in which form they will be made available to researchers both in-house
and selectively with collaborating institutions, as well as on the Internet.
Material on Tamil cinema assembled
during the Tamil Film Workshop (Chennai, 1997)
Dossier on the Shiv Sena-owned
Dossier on Gujarati newspapers
including Mumbai Samachar, Samkaleen, Gujarat Samachar, Sandesh, Janmabhoomi,
Pravasi and Chitralekha.
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