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“A Kangaroo and Bradman”: Indian journalists’ visit to Australia under the Colombo Plan, 1950–1957

Sarwal, Amit (2018) “A Kangaroo and Bradman”: Indian journalists’ visit to Australia under the Colombo Plan, 1950–1957. Journalism Studies, TBC . pp. 1-17. ISSN 1461-670X

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    Abstract

    Academic research on White Australia Policy and the Colombo Plan has spanned across the history of Asian migration, policy-making initiatives and Australia–India relations. But the role of popular transnational media images and stories that informs the socio-cultural understanding of these relations has been under evaluated. In this article, using newspaper reports and notes of the tours, I highlight the building of popular perceptions under the Colombo Plan (1950–1957). By focusing on Indian journalists and editors, E. P. W. da Costa, J. N. Sahni, Frank Moraes, and Durga Das, this article contributes to the historiography of Australian–Indian relations. As these culture exchanges created a dialogue between the two countries that still influences the public opinion. The article concludes that journalists from both India and Australia sought to play a key role in image-making process and wanted a fresh start in relationship––politically, economically, sociologically and technologically.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Colombo Plan; cross-cultural relations; India–Australia relations; media-broker diplomacy; public diplomacy; White Australia policy
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
    D History General and Old World > DS Asia
    H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
    J Political Science > JZ International relations
    N Fine Arts > NE Print media
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
    Depositing User: Amit Sarwal
    Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 16:18
    Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 16:18
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10674
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