Did Media reinforced brahminical and technocratic pandemic narratives?

media discourse

This paper provides a critical appraisal of the ways in which media discourse has perpetuated or challenged caste and gender-based discrimination during the Indian COVID-19-induced migrant crisis. Adopting a Southern feminist epistemology, the authors examine media coverage published between December 2019 and November 2020, and highlight the need for a more intersectional approach to understanding the impact of the pandemic. The paper emphasizes the importance of centering the voices and experiences of marginalized groups, holding media outlets accountable for the narratives they perpetuate, and implementing policy changes that address the root causes of caste and gender-based discrimination.