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BNU Alumna Maheen Imran Collaborates with Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi to Publish Chapter in Routledge Book

We are thrilled to announce a remarkable achievement by one of our distinguished alumnae, Maheen Imran, who has teamed up with Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi, Associate Professor and Head of the MS Film & TV program at the School of Media & Communication (SMC), Beaconhouse National University (BNU). Their collaborative work has resulted in a captivating chapter titled "Televised Sexuality and Public Perception: Voicing the Taboo in Pakistani TV Dramas," featured in the prestigious Routledge book, "Television Publics in South Asia: Mediated Politics and Culture."

Maheen Imran, a graduate of BNU's MS Film & TV program, conducted a pioneering quantitative study for her TFT-802 thesis, delving into the intricate interplay between televised sexuality and public perception in Pakistani TV dramas. Her rigorous research has now been interwoven with Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi's qualitative study, creating a comprehensive narrative that sheds light on the dynamics of this fascinating subject.

"Television Publics in South Asia: Mediated Politics and Culture," edited by Shameem Reza and Ratan Kumar Roy, presents a collection of insightful chapters that explore the multifaceted role of television in shaping public discourse and cultural dynamics in the region. Maheen Imran and Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi's chapter contributes significantly to this discourse, providing a thought-provoking analysis of how Pakistani TV dramas challenge societal norms and perceptions.

The collaborative effort demonstrates the synergy between academic excellence and real-world insights that are a hallmark of BNU's MS Film & TV program. The chapter serves as a testament to the dedication and passion of our alumna and faculty members in advancing knowledge in the field of media and communication.

We are excited to inform you that "Television Publics in South Asia: Mediated Politics and Culture" is now available for preorder. To secure your copy of this illuminating book and delve into Maheen Imran and Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi's thought-provoking chapter, please visit this link:

"Television Publics in South Asia: Mediated Politics and Culture"

Mr. Qazi Akhyar Ahmad, Senior Assistant Professor and Head of the TV, Film & Theatre Department at SMC, BNU, extends his heartfelt congratulations to Maheen Imran and Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi for their significant contribution to academia and their commitment to pushing the boundaries of media studies.

Chapter Citation:
"Wajiha Raza Rizvi & Maheen Imran. (2023). Televised Sexuality and Public Perception: Voicing the Taboo in Pakistani TV Dramas. In Shameem Reza & Ratan Kumar Roy (Eds.), Television Publics in South Asia: Mediated Politics and Culture. India: Routledge. ISBN: 9781032455976; ISBN-10: 1032398906; ISBN-13: 978-1032398907."

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