Indian Newspapers and their Founders

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Bengal Gazette
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1780 J.K. Hickey English India’s first newspaper
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Madras Courier
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1785 Richard Johnson First paper from Madras
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Bombay Herald later Bombay Gazette
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1789 First paper from Bombay English weekly English owned
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Samachar Darpan
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1818 First vernacular weekly Carey and Marshman from Serampore Bengali
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Samvad Kaumudi
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1821 Ram Mohan Roy Bengali weekly
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Mirat-ul-Akhbar
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1822 Ram Mohan Roy First Persian newspaper
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Banga Duta
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1822 weekly in 4 languages – Bengali, Persian, Hindi, English Rammohan Roy Dwarkanath Tagore
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Bombay Samachar
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1822 by Fardunjee Marzban it is published in Gujarati and English the oldest continuously published newspaper in India
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Bombay Samachar
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1822 First paper in Gujrati
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East Indian
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1831 Vivian Derozio
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Darpan
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Jambekar 1832 First Newspaper in Marathi Language
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Sambad Pravakar
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1839 First Bengali daily newspaper patronised by Iswar Chandra Gupta.
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Digdarshan (meaning direction in English)
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1840 Jambekar First Marathi Monthly
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Hindoo Patriot
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1853 Girish Chandra Ghosh English weekly
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Rast Goftar (or The Truth Teller)
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1854 Dadabhai Naoroji Gujarati fortnightly to clarify Zoroastrian concepts and promote Parsi social reforms
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Som Prakash
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1858 Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar The entire responsibility of editing and publishing the newspaper vested in Vidyabhusan Bengali weekly
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Indian Mirror
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1861 Devendra Nath Tagore Monomohun Ghose First Indian Daily Paper in English
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Native Opinion
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1864 English 1866 English – Marathi V.N.Mandalik
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Kavi Vachan Sudha
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1868 Bhartendu Harishchandra monthly
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Amrita Bazar Patrika
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1868 – Bengali weekly 1871 – Bilingual weekly 1878 – Lord Lytton, the Viceroy of India promulgated the Vernacular Press Act on 1878 mainly against ABP.The Patrika became an English overnight 1891 – daily Sisir Kumar Ghosh Motilal Ghosh In 1920, Lenin described ABP as the best nationalist paper in India
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Amrita Bazar Patrika
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The oldest Indian-owned English daily
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Bharat Shramjeevi
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1870 Sasipada Banarjre first Indian journal of the working class
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Tahzib-ul-Akhlaq
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1871 Sir Syyed Ahmed Khan Urdu
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Bangadarshan
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1872 Bankimchandra Chatterji Bengali resuscitated in 1901 under the editorship of Rabindranath Tagore
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The Statesman and New Friend of India
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1875 Robert Knight English daily
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Hindu
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1878 Vir Raghavacharya G.S.Aiyar English weekly and daily
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Bengalee
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1879 Surendranath Banerjee
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The Tribune
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1881 Dayal Singh Majeetia
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Kesari
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1881 B.G.Tilak Marathi daily newspaper was originally started as a co-operative by Chiplunkar, Agarkar and Tilak
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Maratha
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1881 B.G.Tilak English daily newspaper was originally started as a co-operative by Chiplunkar, Agarkar and Tilak
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Swadesimitram
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1882 G. Subramania Iyer 4 years after he had started The Hindu. Tamil newspaper
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Paridasak
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1886 Bipin Chandra Pal Bengali weekly
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Sudharak
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1887 Gopal Ganesh Agarkar He subsequently left Kesari out of ideological differences with Tilak concerning the primacy of political reform versus social reform; with Agarkar believing that the need for social reform was more immediate He campaigned against the injustices of untouchability and the caste system
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Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India
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1896 P. Aiyasami B. R. Rajam Iyer G. G. Narasimha Charya B. V. Kamesvara Iyer English monthly Swami Vivekanand was the driving force behind its establishment
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Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India
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India’s longest running English journal
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Udbodhana
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1899 Swami Vivekananda
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Krishna Patrika
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1902 Krishna Rao Telugu
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New India (Weekly)
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1902 Bipin Chandra Pal English weekly
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Bande Mataram
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1905 Bipin Chandra Pal English weekly
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Jugantar Patrika
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1906 Bhupendranath Datta Barinder Kumar Ghosh Abhinash Bhattacharya Bengali weekly served as the propaganda organ for the nascent revolutionary organisation Anushilan Samiti
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Essays in Indian Economics
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1906 M.G. Ranade
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Free Hindustan
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1907 Tarak Nath Das English
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Swadesh Sevak (‘Servants of the Motherland’)
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1907 Tarak Nath Das Gurumukhi (Punjabi)
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The Indian Sociologist
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edited by Shyamji Krishnavarma London until May 1907 Paris until 1914 Geneva on account of the First World War
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Bande Mataram (Paris publication)
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1909 by the Paris Indian Society Founded by Madam Bhikaji Cama
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Talwar
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1909 established in Paris by Bhikaiji Cama Editorial responsibilities lay with Virendranath Chattopadhyaya in Berlin
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The Leader
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1909 Madan Mohan Malviya English
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Bombay Chronicle
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1910 Firoze Shah Mehta English daily
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The Comrade
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1911 Mohammad Ali Jouhar English
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Al-Hilal
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1912 Abul Kalam Azad Urdu The newspaper was shut down under the Press Act of 1914 Azad in turn started another Urdu weekly, the Al-Balagh
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Pratap
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1913 Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi
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Al-Balagh
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1914 Abul Kalam Azad Urdu
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New India (Daily)
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1914 Annie Besant
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Commonweal
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1914 Annie Besant
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Independent
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1919 Motilal Nehru primary aim of countering the moderate political line adopted by the then leading Allahabad daily The Leader
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Nav Jeevan
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1919 M.K. Gandhi Gujrati weekly
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Young India
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1919 M.K. Gandhi English weekly
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Mooknayak (Leader of the Silent)
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1920 B. R. Ambedkar with the help of Shahaji II (1874-1922), Maharaja of Kolhapur
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Vanguard
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1922 M N Roy
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Hindustan Times
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1924 Sunder Singh Lyallpuri English First editor – K. M. Panikkar Devdas Gandhi (son of Mahatma Gandhi) on the editor’s panel, and later editor The opening ceremony was performed by Mahatma Gandhi Lalaji was among joint owners of Hindustan Times (Delhi) during initial period
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Kudi Arasu
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1925 Periayar Tamil weekly magazine
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Harijan
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1932 M.K. Gandhi from Yerwada Jail Harijan English Harijan Bandu in Gujarati Harijan Sevak in Hindi
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The Milap
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1932 MK Chand
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Hindustan Dainik
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1936 Madan Mohan Malaviya Hindi
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Vichar Lahiri
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Krishnashastri Chiplunkar
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Punjabee
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Lala Lajpat Rai
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Vande Mataram
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Lala Lajpat Rai Urdu
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People
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Lala Lajpat Rai
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Kranti
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Mirajkar Joglekar Ghate
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Sandhya
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Brahmabandhab Upadhyay
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Indian Herald
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R Williams
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National Paper
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Devendranath Tagore
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Reshwa
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Ajit Singh
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Bharat Mata
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Ajit Singh
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Bandi Jivan book
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Sachindranath Sanyal
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Pather Dabi book
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Sharatchandra Chateerjee
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The Philosophy of the bomb book
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Bhagwaticharan Vohra
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Pukhtoon
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Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan First pushto political monthly
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Golden threshold
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Collection of poems by Sarojini Naidu

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