NIAS Public Lecture: "Shooting the Messenger: What does the killing of journalists mean for Indian media, ideas and politics?" by Prof. Narendar Pani, NIAS, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1530hrs

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560 012 


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Shooting the Messenger

 What does the killing of journalists mean for Indian media, ideas and politics?




Prof. Narendar Pani

National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru


 Chairperson: Dr. Anshuman Behera, Assistant Professor, NIAS



Date:               Thursday, 21st June, 2018

Time:               3:30 PM

Venue:             Lecture Hall, NIAS


Abstract:   The murder of Shujaat Bukhari in Kashmir and Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru will necessarily be analysed in terms of the local contexts in which they did their journalism. But their killing in two ends of the country apparently by two ends of the spectrum of religious extremism point to the emergence of a larger environment in which such groups can flourish. This environment is usually explored in terms of political ideologies alone, but there are changes in the media and in the larger realm of ideas that have contributed in no small measure to this situation. This talk will point to some of the changes in the media and the realm of ideas, and their interaction with the political mainstream, that have helped create the current environment. The broad and open-ended nature of the questions being raised virtually precludes any agreement from this brief talk, but it is hoped that it will lead to a meaningful discussion.


About the Speaker: Narendar Pani is a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, India. An economist by training he has worked in both media and academic institutions. His research interests lie in using his interpretation of the Gandhian method to understand current Indian and global realities. This method, which he explored in his book, ‘Inclusive Economics: Gandhian Method and Contemporary Policy (Sage 2001), seeks an alternative to ideology-centric approaches to the social sciences.


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All are cordially invited



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N.I.A.S., IISc. Campus

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Thursday, June 21, 2018