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Important Newspapers Before Independence

 

Newspapers before independence is one of the important sections from where UPSC generally picks questions. If marked right, it gives you an edge over other candidates. These are the ‘either you know or you don’t’ type questions so, the chances of being wrong is lesser than the conceptual questions. These are few things that you need to mug-up.

 

Sl. No. Year Name Newspaper/ Journal Founder
1 1780 Bengal Gazette English newspaper James Augustus Hicky
2 1819 Samvad Kaumudi Bengali weekly newspaper Ram Mohan Roy
3 1822 Mirat-ul-Akbar Persian language journal Raja Ram Mohan Roy
4 1853 Hindoo Patriot English weekly Madhusudan Ray
5 1854 Rast Goftar Gujarati Newspaper Dadabhai Naoroji
6 1858 Som Prakesh Weekly newspaper Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
7 1862 Indian Mirror Newspaper Devendra Nath Tagore
8 1868 Amrita Bazar Patrika Newspaper Sisir Kumar Ghosh and Motilal Ghosh
9 1871 Tahzib-ul-Akhlaq Journal Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
10 1878 Hindu Newspaper Vir Raghavacharya and G.S. Aiyar
11 1881 Kesari Marathi Newspaper B.G. Tilak
12 1888 Sudharak Newspaper Gopal Ganesh Agarkar
13 1896 Prabuddha Bharata English monthly journal P. Aiyasami, B. R. Rajam Iyer, G. G. Narasimhacharya, and B. V. Kamesvara Iyer at the behest of Swami Vivekananda
14 1899 Udbodhana Magazine Swami Vivekananda
15 1903 Indian Opinion Newspaper M. K Gandhi
16 1905 Bande Mataram English language newspaper Aurobindo Ghosh
17 1905 Indian Sociologist London Shyamji Krishna Verma
18 1906 Sandhya Bengal Brhamanbandab Upadhyayta
19 1910 Talvar Berlin Virendranath Chattopadhyaya
20 1910 Bombay Chronicle English-language newspaper Firoze Shah Mehta
21 1911 Comrade Weekly English newspaper Maulana Mohammad Ali
22 1912 Al-Balagh Urdu weekly newspaper Abul Kalam Azad
23 1912 Al-Hilal Urdu weekly newspaper Abul Kalam Azad
24 1913 Pratap Hindi language newspaper Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi
25 1914 New India English-language daily newspaper Annie Besant
26 1919 Independent Newspaper Motilal Nehru
27 1919 Young India Weekly journal M. K Gandhi
28 1920 Mook Nayak Marathi weekly B.R. Ambedkar
29 1920 Bahiskrit Bharat Marathi B.R.Ambedkar
30 1924 Hindustan Times English daily newspaper Sunder Singh Lyallpuri
31 1929 Nav Jeevan Weekly newspaper M. K Gandhi
32 1932 Harijan Weekly journal M. K Gandhi
33 1936 Free Hindustan Journal Tarak Nath Das
34 1936 Hindustan Dainik Hindi newspaper M.M. Malviya
35 1938 Vande Mataram Urdu daily Lala Lajpat Rai

 

Also Read: List of Committees and Commissions in India before Independence

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