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From Representing Gods to Representing the Telugu People: N.T. Rama Rao, Mythologicals, and Populism

Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda

in Deities and Devotees: Cinema, Religion, and Politics in South India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199487356
eISBN:
9780199093281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487356.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the film and political career of N.T. Rama Rao to discuss the ways in which the mythological film was central to the emergence of the male star into the position of a populist ... More


Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar Buddha

Catherine Becker

in Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stupas of Andhra Pradesh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199359394
eISBN:
9780199359424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359394.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the 1990–1992 installation of a colossal monolithic standing Buddha image in Hussain Sagar Lake in the state capital, Hyderabad. According to the primary patron of this image, ... More


Education Secretary Has No Time for Education

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter offers a vignette of the policy and administrative environment in which a State Education Department has to function. It describes the challenge of administering a mammoth regulatory ... More


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