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Arvind Rajagopal

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

Media, Culture, and Communication

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Arvind Rajagopal is Professor of Media Studies at NYU and is an affiliated faculty in the Departments of Sociology and Social and Cultural Analysis. In 2010-11, he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

His books include Politics After Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India (Cambridge, 2001), which won the Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Prize from the Association of Asian Studies and the Daniel Griffiths Prize at NYU, both in 2003, and The Indian Public Sphere: Structure and Transformation (Oxford, 2009). He has won awards from the MacArthur and Rockefeller Foundations and has been a Member in the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. In addition to his scholarly writing, he has also published in forums such the SSRC’s Immanent Frame and, and in newspapers and periodicals.

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Selected Publications

  • 'Special political zone: urban planning, spatial segregation and the infrastructure of violence in Ahmedabad', South Asian History and Culture, 1: 4, 529 — 556


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