NEW DELHI: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan Saturday released a book, The Game of Votes: Visual Media Politics and Elections in the Digital Era authored by Farhat Basir Khan and published by Sage Publications.
Basir Khan is a visual communication strategist and a professor at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.
In a foreword, former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee said that the book captured a well-researched account of the evolution of elections in India and across the world.
Those attended the book release event include A. Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharati; Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Milia Islamia; Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Business World & Exchange4Media; and Prof. Biswajit Das, Director, Centre for Media & Governance, JMI.
“The Game of Votes is an important primer on Indian politics and elections, and I echo what our former president Shri Pranab Mukherjee has said about the book. I feel it is a must read for all those who are interested in Indian politics, elections and the how the importance of media cannot be underestimated,” Khan who has been recently appointed as a Kerala Governor said.
“There has been a dramatic shift in sound and visuals of elections in India over the years, and I do certainly regard 2019 elections as Whatsapp Elections. It is also important to understand the role of regional media in regional politics and one can see that our social diversity has got transformed into political diversity,” Surya Prakash, Chairman— Prasar Bharti said.
The book also discusses the impact of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program.