Dr. Arani Basu is a Sociologist with research interests in media-society interface, transnational migration and religion-politics mutuality in India. As a Hanns-Siedel Fellow he received his PhD degree from the Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University. Arani also has a diploma in Media Studies jointly from South Asian Media School, Lahore and Goldsmiths, University of London. His doctoral thesis focussed on the role of media in India. Currently, Arani is preparing his monograph titled Understanding Propaganda: A Study of Indian Media, to be published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2024. Arani is an Assistant Professor in Sociology, at Krea University and teaches undergraduate students, including conducting his research project on media and migration.