Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 223


The voices of culture, conservation and the media event around bullfight ‘Jallikattu’ in Tamil Nadu, India

Jayashree B
  • Jayashree B
  • Department of Media Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anna University, Chennai, India.
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Arul Aram
  • Arul Aram
  • Department of Media Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anna University, Chennai, India.
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Yasmin Ibrahim
  • Yasmin Ibrahim
  • International Business and Communication, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
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  •  Received: 01 December 2018
  •  Accepted: 11 February 2019
  •  Published: 31 March 2019


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Ansari S, Gupta S, Pandey V (2018). Can Social Media Pressurize Government to Respond? (2018). PACIS Proceedings P 94.


Ashok K (2015). Chennai after the deluge: How social media came to the rescue: The inside story on how 200 volunteers banded together to lend a helping hand in a drowning city, Mint on Sunday, Dec 12.


Bavikatte SK, Robinson DF, Oliva MJK (2015). Biocultural Community Protocols: Dialogues on the Space Within, Other Ways of Knowing pp. 1-31.


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Deccan Chronicle (2017). Over 1 lakh throng Chennai's Marina beach to protest Jallikattu ban, PTI


Duff P (2012). Dancing with Bulls? An exploration of Indus iconography showing dynamic interaction between humans and bulls, in partial fulfilment of regulations for the University Examinations, Lucy Cavendish College.


Economic Times (2017). Jallikattu: Marina beach teems with protesters, stir peaks, PTI.


Imanullah M (2017). Dalit artist was among earliest victims of jallikattu, January 26, 2017, The Hindu.


Janardhanan A (2017). Jallikattu protests: Leaderless on Marina Beach, they kept the leaders away, The Indian Express, Mumbai.


Kalaiarasan A (2017). Politics of Jallikattu. Economic and Political Weekly. 52(6) 



Karthikeyan A (2016). Slipping Hold: How the jallikattu ban threatens indigenous cattle breeds and rural livelihoods in Tamil Nadu, for PARI, Caravan, 1 October.


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Lal A (2017). Listen closely to the voices at Marina for the story beyond Jallikattu, 'Tamil pride', The Indian Express, Mumbai.


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Mathew JT, Chadha-Sridhar I (2014). Granting Animals Rights under the Constitution: A Misplaced Approach? An Analysis in Light of Animal Welfare Board of India V. A. Nagaraja, NUJS Law Review 7:349.


Moorthy NS (2018). Jallikattu: New Symbol of Tamil Angst, Vitasta Publishing, New Delhi.


Ramesh D, Mariayyah P, Senthilkumar A, Rajendran KA (2014). Study of Sports and Recreational Activities of Pura Village People and their Attitude Towards these Activities International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies 1-7(22).


Rediff News Bureau (2016). Tamil Nadu's controversial Jallikattu is back after Centre lifts ban 



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Sarukkai S (2017). When the unelected set the agenda, The Hindu, February 22, 2017 



Sharma G, Singh S (2015). Regulating India's blood-sport: an examination of the Indian Supreme Court's decision in Animal Welfare Board of India v. A. Nagaraja, Jindal Global Law Review 6(1):113-122.


Tamil Nadu Government Gazette Extraordinary, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2009). Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009, Tuesday, July 21, 2009, Government of Ta--mil Nadu. 



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Van de Donk W, Loader BD, Nixon PD, Rucht D (2004). Social movements and ICTs, Cyberprotest New media, citizens and social movements, Routledge.


Vivekanandan P, Alagumalai V (2013). Community Conservation of local livestock breeds; Understanding Constraints and Creating Awareness in preventing erosion of Livestock Diversity in Tamil Nadu, Sustainable-agriculture & Environmental Voluntary Action (SEVA).