If one agrees that popular imagination plays an important role in the enterprise of nation-building, then the importance of mass media in it has to be recognized. The mass media were instrumental in the creation of the mass mind and the public sphere. This happened equally in the West as in colonies created by empire builders. This is exemplified as much in the creation of the idea of Britain among its people through its empire and the creation of corresponding national imaginations in the colonies. Nowhere is this brought out in sharper relief than in the case of India and Britain.