2004; ISBN 81-7646-456-2; Pp xxviii
+ 450; Rs. 1000
List of Contributors
II. ICT: Applications and Limitations
III. ICT for Development
IV. Applied Research in ICT
V. Communication Convergence and Development
VI. New Media for Effective Communication
Recent Books of Kiran Prasad
Political Communication: The Indian Experience (in 2 Vols.) / Editor: Kiran Prasad. 2003,
Vol. 1: XX + 1-388pp. Tables, Chart, 23 cm. ISBN 81-7646-391-4; 2003; Vol. 2: XX + 389-728pp. Tables, Chart, 23cm ISBN 81-7646-392-2;(Set: ISBN 81-7646-390-6. Rs. 1800)
The book Political Communication: The Indian Experience comprising 29 chapters attempts to unravel the field and illustrate the diversity, yet at the same time, to be comprehensible and coherent to readers from different disciplines… The issues and experiences of India in political communication presented in this book will continue to occupy the center-stage of attention in national politics… The book spans the historical perspective to the contemporary situation with the authors and perspectives ranging from North to South, Northeast to Northwest and from East to West covering political communication in India in a broad sweep… This book will serve to provide the much-needed academic input in this area and explain the process of political communication in various mass media.
- Journal of Communication Studies
Communication, Modernisation and Social Development: Theory, Policy and Strategies (in 2 Vols.) / Editors: K.Mahadevan, Kiran Prasad, Youichi Ito (Japan) and Vijayan. K. Pillai (USA).
2002, Vol. 1: xxxiv, 1-274pp., Tables, Charts, 23 cm.; Vol. 2: vi, 275-538pp., Tables, Charts, 23 cm.
This important book - probably the first to analyze the complexities of development communication - focuses on the interdisciplinary basis, the multidimensional features and facets of communication for social development and integrates them together. This volume presented in a global perspective highlights the relationship between communication and modernization and their contribution to social development.
Health Strategies and Population Regulation (in 2 Vols.) / Editors: Yu Jing Yuan (China), Frederic Bourdier (France), M. Kabir (Bangladesh), Vijayan K. Pillai (USA), Kiran Prasad (India), Wu Junqing (China) & S.Sivaraju (India).
2001, Vol. 1: xvi, 1-316pp., Tables, Figs., 23 cm.; Vol. 2: vi, 317-598pp., Tables, Figs., 23 cm.
The book presented in a cross-cultural and international perspective is a high priority subject area in the present millennium. The book has been organized taking into consideration salient and critical themes – reproductive health, gender, development, family planning and AIDS prevention and methodological perspectives on health and population regulation – focusing on the discriminated population of women.
Philosophies of Communication and Media Ethics: Theory, Concepts and Empirical Issues / Kiran R.N
2000, xxxiv + 342pp., Tables, Fig., 23 cm.
The author has successfully accomplished the twin objectives of her work. First, the philosophical foundations of mass communication, right from Socrates, Plato and Aristotle to contemporary philosophers, are presented clearly and effectively, and second, the value systems of Indian mass communicators are identified and analyzed. …. In presenting philosophy as one of the pivotal concerns of communication, the author has accomplished two goals with one stroke: philosophy is given its badly needed life orientation and communication is given its much-needed sound ideological footing. … At a time when serious questions are being asked about how communication research could be done more meaningfully and effectively, the author has added a new dimension by providing a new way of looking at communication and its problems in the Indian context – Journal of Dharma
V.K.Krishna Menon: Man of the Century / Editor: Kiran R.N.
2000, xii + 188pp., 23 cm., 1 Photo
This centennial tribute to V.K. Krishna Menon is mainly a collection of memoirs recounted by eminent persons who had either known one of the most vocal Indian leaders either personally or had the opportunity to watch him closely. The strength of the book is that it is an invaluable contribution in a field which needs to be explored further by our media and academicians – Border Affairs
The Glory of Indian Heritage / Editors: K.Mahadevan, V.K. Madhavan Kutty, Kiran. R.N & Joseph Ouseparampil.
1998, xii + 471pp, 23 cm
This book is a collection
of essays by eminent scholars on various aspects of Indian culture
and highlights the wonderful heritage of India. There are few books
of this type, available to the general public and is a welcome addition
to the world of books on Indian literature - Prabuddha Bharata