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Gender in Hindi Print Media in Central India Lived Experiences of Women Journalists in Cities of Madhya Pradesh (2012-17)

Author Name: Ranu Tomar | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details
Amazon Sales Rank: Ranked #12 in Media Studies

This book is about the lived experiences of women journalists in four cities of the Central Indian province of Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, and Gwalior. It captures gender hierarchies existing in Hindi print journalism and its workplace. It also discusses how women journalists negotiate with these hierarchies and power relations in the male-dominated profession of journalism. It seeks to unravel multiple intersecting spatial-social realities embedded in city spaces. This book attempts to understand women journalists’ journey from personal to professional fronts, examining different realities in relation to the profession. It reflects on women’s negotiations with patriarchal structures in their lives and their chosen profession, documenting both their dilemmas and triumphs. 

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Ranu Tomar

Ranu Tomar is an assistant professor who has worked with the Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. She has done her Ph.D. from the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She earned her M.Phil. from the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She obtained her M.A. in Mass Communication from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. She has done her Bachelor of Arts from Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. 

She worked as a journalist with The Hitavada, an English daily in Central India. Her academic research work and interests cover Gender, Media, Communication, and Feminist Research Methodology. She has also worked with a Mumbai-based NGO, Point of View, as a project coordinator for the Internet Literacy Training Program for a women-run weekly newspaper, Kabhar Lahariya.