Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198286356

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286356.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 25 May 2019

An Independent Press and Anti‐hunger Strategies: The Indian Experience *

An Independent Press and Anti‐hunger Strategies: The Indian Experience *

Chapter:
(p.146) 6 An Independent Press and Anti‐hunger Strategies: The Indian Experience*
Source:
The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being
Author(s):

N. Ram

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286356.003.0006

An independent press along with genuine opposition parties can deter governments from failing to intervene promptly in crises such as famine. Timely and relevant information, determined by the kind and degree of press independence and the prevailing political environment, can make a substantive difference to the way public opinion is shaped and official policy is made. Analysing the historical and present role of the Indian press, this chapter argues that although the press played a key role in making government takes steps to prevent famine, the persistent hunger has been a rather tame issue. There is also a tendency to dramatize the coverage when a crisis threatens, neglecting the deeper structural issues. A systematic interaction between journalism and specialized disciplines is required to strengthen the role of press regarding hunger and poverty.

Keywords:   independent Indian press, famine, Nationalist newspapers, Sen's dichotomy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .