Theorizing Communication: A Model from Hinduism

In the print version, this article is published as: Adhikary, N.M. (2011). Theorizing communication: A model from Hinduism. In Y.B. Dura (Ed.), MBM anthology of communication studies (pp. 1-22). Kathmandu: Madan Bhandari Memorial College. This article is primarily based on a paper that I presented at the first Media Research […]


Evolution of the Sadharanikaran Model of Communication (SMC)

The Sadharanikaran Model of Communication (SMC), constructed and developed by Dr. Nirmala Mani Adhikary, is based on the insights from two classical Sanskrit texts – Natyashastra of Bharata Muni and Vakyapadiya of Bhartrihari. Of them, SMC largely owes to Natyashastra. (1) Bharata Muni authored Natyashasra. Rasa Sutra in Natyashastra is […]


Fundamentals of sadharanikaran model of communication

Sadharanikaran model of communication (SMC) is constructed and developed by Dr. Nirmala Mani Adhikary. Sadharanikaran model of communication (SMC) is a representation of communication process from Hindu perspective. It is systematic description in diagrammatic form of a process of attaining mutual understanding, commonness or oneness among people. It illustrates how […]