By Gezim Alpion
Mom Teresa was once some of the most written approximately and publicised girls in glossy times. Apart from Pope John Paul II, she used to be arguably the main marketed spiritual star within the final region of the 20 th century. in the course of her lifetime in addition to posthumously, mom Teresa keeps to generate a massive point of curiosity and heated debate. G?zim Alpion explores the importance of mom Teresa to the mass media, to big name culture, to the Church and to numerous political teams. a bit explores the methods assorted vested pursuits have sought to suitable her after her dying, and in addition examines mom Teresa's personal perspective to her early life and to the Balkan conflicts within the Eighties and Nineties. This booklet sheds a brand new and engaging gentle upon this notable and influential girl, in order to intrigue fans of mom Teresa and people who research the vagaries of stardom and big name tradition.
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If Doordarshan refused, there would be no interview. Doordarshan, being Doordarshan, had already capitulated. 41 This ‘capitulation’ of the Indian media, as well as of the Indian ﬁlm industry, is very much lamented to this day by several Indian journalists, intellectuals and ﬁlm-makers who complain that they are subjected to pressure and censorship if they attempt to portray Mother Teresa differently from the ofﬁcially endorsed version. 42 India may indeed be the world’s most populous and dynamic democracy, but Indian society, it seems, is still riddled with censorship.
His career as a journalist was also given an unexpected boost. This was hardly surprising. After all, Muggeridge had scooped the ‘miracle’ story of the twentieth century. It is not very often that a reporter has the chance to offer his contemporaries the opportunity to see with the naked eye what countless generations have hoped for in vain. Not many mortals have been blessed to witness a miracle since Moses split the Red Sea, Jesus walked on water, and Mohammed ascended to and returned from heaven.
Datta-Ray believes that the citizens of Bengal and especially of Calcutta, where he grew up, have lost their sense of pride and dignity. 40 Datta-Ray is especially critical of the Indian and Bengali media for in his view not having the courage to show to the Indian nation and the world the ‘real’ Mother Teresa. He is especially bitter about an incident in the early 1970s when he was asked by Doordarshan, the state-run Indian broadcasting company, to interview the nun in celebration of a papal award.