"M V Kamath, the author of Professional Journalism, brings yet another work to bear upon the subject, with The Journalist’s Handbook. No other book on journalism has dealt with some of the themes discussed in his present work, such as house journals, development journalism, economic reporting and science reporting. There are separate chapters on radio and television writing and copywriting, as well as on law and the reporter. What lends additional weight to his volume is Kamath’s effort to relate the Bible and Shakespeare to the refining of students’ linguistic sensibilities. Also discussed are press laws and press freedom in the Indian context. Kamath analyzes why, when there is so much investigative reporting in the American press, there is so little of it in India. What is novel about this work is the detailed study of what has hitherto been a much-discussed but little written about subject: development journalism. Kamath discusses the many aspects of development journalism, citing numerous examples from the Indian press."