Isabel Huacuja Alonso is a historian of South Asia and teaches at Columbia University. Her book Radio for the Millions: Hindi-Urdu Broadcasting Across Borders is a comprehensive documentation of radio history of the Indian subcontinent. In a detailed conversation with The Wire‘s Meenakshi Tewari, Alonso has explained the idea behind the book, as well as the broadcasting policies of pre and post-Independence era and how they were received by listeners.
Watch | Has Radio Been Used as a Political Tool in the Indian Subcontinent?
In a detailed conversation, Isabel Huacuja Alonso explains the idea behind an unusual book, rich with details on how this medium has impacted a crucial part of the world.