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Quit India Movement

Quit India Movement 1942

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Introduction to the Quit India Movement The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Movement, was a critical phase in the Indian struggle for independence from British rule. Initiated in August 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress, this movement marked a decisive turn towards India’s ultimate liberation in […]

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Civil Disobedience Movement

Civil Disobedience Movement 1930

This entry is part 7 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Civil Disobedience Movement The second large-scale movement was the Civil Disobedience Movement (1930–1934), which the Indian National Congress organized under Mahatma Gandhi’s leadership. Gandhi’s abrupt withdrawal from the Non-Cooperation Movement after the Chauri-Chauri incident of February 1922 demoralized many Congress leaders. It led to a sharp decline in the national movement. Gandhi decided to start

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Non-Cooperation Movement

Non-Cooperation Movement 1920

This entry is part 6 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

The Non-Cooperation Movement The Swadeshi Movement of 1905 and the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1920 are two watershed moments in India’s fight for independence. The British partition of Bengal along religious lines in 1905, with the intention of dividing and ruling the Indian population, ignited the Swadeshi Movement. As a countermeasure, Indians promoted indigenous industries and

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Civil Disobedience Movement

Swadeshi Movement 1905

This entry is part 5 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Swadeshi Movement The Swadeshi Movement was initiated in 1905 as a response to the British partition of Bengal, instilling a stronger sense of nationalism. The Swadeshi movement impacted Bengal the most. The attempt to divide and rule through the partition was met with a united and resolute response. The Swadeshi spirit spread to other provinces

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First War of Independence 1857

First War of Independence 1857

This entry is part 4 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

First War of Independence 1857 The First War of Independence in 1857 demonstrated India’s strength and unity in the face of oppression. This uprising, often seen as one of the first social movements in India, was more than a military battle. It was a cultural crusade, a collective expression of identity, and a firm statement

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Social movements in India

Social Movements in India

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Social Movements in India and the World Social movements in India and elsewhere have shaped and continue to shape our world. We often assume that the rights we enjoy happen to exist. However, these are the results of the struggles in the past that made these rights possible. Social movements not only change societies, they

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media and social change

Media and Social Change

This entry is part 2 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Media and Social Change The media’s central role in promoting social change has become more apparent today. Media has proven power to shape opinions, influence behaviors, and mobilize the public. Social media, news outlets, and entertainment channels contribute to the rapid and widespread dissemination of information. This information often sparks conversations, raises awareness on critical

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Concept of Socialization

Concept of Socialization

This entry is part 1 of 16 in the series Communication and Social Change

Concept of Socialization The newborn understands nothing about society or social behavior. However, the child learns about the physical world and being a good or bad girl/boy as they grow up. They know what behavior is acceptable and unacceptable. Childbirth also changes the lives of people who are responsible for its upbringing. They undergo new

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Media Representations and Stereotypes

Media Representations and Stereotypes

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Culture and Communication

Media Representations and Stereotypes Media portrayals of communities, identities, and cultures greatly impact how people think about and follow social rules. On the other hand, these portrayals hide complicated webs of bias, stereotype, and prejudice below the surface. Therefore, to understand the complex subject of representation and stereotyping in the media, it is important to

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Cultural Transmission

Media as Vehicle of Cultural Transmission

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Culture and Communication

Cultural Transmission Culture is the thread that connects communities and shapes people’s identities, values, and actions. Culture transmission, the process of passing on information, traditions, and values from generation to generation, is at the heart of cultural continuity. In this digital age, media has become an effective instrument for sharing culture, carrying the stories and traditions of diverse

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