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Mr. Vibodh Parthasarathi

Associate Professor

Office Address:
JMI Jamia Nagar,
New Delhi-110025

  vparthasarathi@jmi.ac.in, ccmgjmi@gmail.com   (Primary)  

Over the last 15 years, Vibodh Parthasarathi has maintained a multidisciplinary interest in media theory, communication & development policy, and comparative media practice. Trained in Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague), Mass Communication, Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi) and an undergraduate degree in History from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.
He has co-edited three anthologies on Communication Processes published by Sage: Media and Mediation (2005), The Social and the Symbolic (2007), Culture and Confrontation (in press). As the International Coordinator of a research/publishing project on ‘Citizenship and Communication’, involving scholars from Brazil, France & India, he was also the co-editor of the anthology L’idiot du Village Mondial (Editions Luc Pire, Brussels, 2004). His research has been variously supported by Prince Klaus Fund, Charles Wallace India Trust, India Foundation for the Arts, Netherlands Fellowship Programme, and the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation. Before joining CCMG, he was Visiting Professor at the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia (2006-07), Associate at the Centre for Co-operative Research in Social Sciences (2000-02) and Assistant Professor at the Manipal Institute of Communication (1997-99). He has been Founding International Member, Intercultural Library for the Future (Paris, 2002), Member, Arts Education Advisory Committee, India Foundation for the Arts (Bangalore, 1998-99), Associate, South Asian Poverty Network Association (Colombo, 1997-2001), Member, Academic Council, Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, 1993-94), and Delegate to the Preparatory Committee meetings for the Earth Summit (Geneva, 1991).

Parthasarathi’s research explores the trans-national history of the music industry, Indian communication industry under globalisation, comparative media policy, and environmental movements & communication practices. His association with the media industry in India and abroad has varied from being a consultant, television producer and documentary director; his last film Crosscurrents: A Fijian Travelogue (2001) explored the experiences of reconciliation in Fiji after the decade of military coups.

Parathasarathi currently serves on the Board of the Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore), and on the International Advisory Board of the India Media Centre, University of Westminster (London)