This book is based on historical study of the relationship between the politics, religion and media. Writer has also taken views of traditional and modernist agents of change in the social structure of Pakistan through professional issues specific questionnaire. In the context of developing such an enquiry is an attempt to disentangle a web of social change, wrought primarily under the impact of the west over the last two centuries and which has its roots in a historical process stretching back to a few thousands years. According to the writers view, the impact of colonialism brought about a unique disruption of historical process which created dislocations almost in every aspect of thought and practices in the third word societies particularly in the Muslim societies. He further argues, The role of mass media in the politics of developing countries, especially in Muslim societies had been to oscillate between the two poles of the religion and politics and a willing tool in the hand of establishment.
This book tries to comprehend the political sociology of mass media in Pakistan... [continues]
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