News Papers, Journals & Books in British India

history of newspapers in India

  • 1st Printing Press was established by Portuguese Saint Ignatius in Goa in 1556.
  • British had established a printing Press in Bombay in 1684. 

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Bengal Gazette

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News Papers, Journals before 1900

Before 1850

YearNameWriter / EditorRemakes
1780Bengal GazetteJ.K. Hikki1st newspaper in India
1784Madras Courier1st newspaper from Madras
1787India Gazette
1789Bombay Herald1st newspaper from Bombay
1818DigdarshanaJ C Marhman1st Bengali monthly
1818Samachar DarpanWilliam Carey
J C Marhman
Bapist Missionary
1st Bengali newspaper
1819Samvad KaumudiRam Mohan Roy1st Bengali weekly newspaper
1822Mirat-ul-AkbarRaja Ram Mohan Roy1st Persian language journal
1822BangadutaRammohun Roy
Dwarkanath Tagore
1st paper in 4 language
1822Bombay Samachar1st paper in Gujrati
1838Bombay TimesTimes of India 1861
1839Sambad PrabhakarIshwar Chandra Gupta1st Bengali Daily
1843Tattwabodhini PatrikaDevendranath Tagore

1850 to 1874

YearNameWriter / EditorRemakes
1851Rast GoftarDadabhai Naoroji
1852Vichar LahiriKrushnashastri Chiplunkar
1853Hindoo PatriotGirish Chandra Ghosh
Harish Chandra Mukerji
English weekly
Mouthpiece for indigo planters
1855DinavartamaniTamil-Telugu weekly, Madras
1858Som PrakeshIshwar Chandra Vidyasagar
1860Neel DarpanDinabandhu MitraPlay
1862Indian MirrorDevendra Nath Tagore
Manmohan Ghosh
1862The BengaleeGirish Chandra Ghosh
Surendranath Banerjee
1863Gram Barta ProkashikaKangal Harinath Majumdernewspaper, Kolkata
1864Native OpinionV.N. Mandalik
1865DurgeshnandiniBankim Chandra1st Benagali Novel
1865The PioneerGeorge AllenAllahabad
1867National PaperNabagopal Mitra
Debendranath Tagore
English weekly
1867Kavivachan SudhaBhartendu Harishchandra
1868Amrita Bazar PatrikaSisir Kumar Ghosh
Motilal Ghosh
1868Madras Mail1st evening paper in India
1870Bharat SramajiviSasipada Banerji1st Indian journal of the working class
1871Tahzib-ul-AkhlaqSir Syed Ahmed Khan
1871Indian MusalmansWilliam Wilson HunterBook
British policy ‘Divide and Rule
1873GulamgiriJyotirao PhuleBook
1873BangadarshanaBankim Chandra Chatterjee

1875 to 1899

YearNameWriter / EditorRemakes
1875The StatesmanRebert Knight
1875Satyarth PrakashSwami Dayananda Saraswatibook
1878The HinduG. Subramania Iyer
Suresh Nambath (Editor)
Chennai
1880Dainik BasumatiUpendranath Mukhopadhyay
1881GaukarunanidhiDayanand Sawasatipamphlet, cow protection
1881KesariB.G. TilakMarathi Newspaper
1881MarathaB.G. TilakMarathi Newspaper
1881The TribuneDyal Singh MajithiaLahore
1882Ananda MathBankim chandra ChatterjiBook
Inspired by Sannyasi Rebellion
"Vande Mataram" song is a part
1882SwadeshamitramG. Subramania IyerTamil newspaper
1883Sanjibani journalKrishna Kumar MitraMouthpiece of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj
'Boycott' was first declared
1883Voice of IndiaDadabhai NaorojiBombay
1883DeepikaNidhiry Mani KathanarMalayalam newspaper
1888SudharakG.K. GokhaleNewspaper
1888Plain Tales from the HillsRudyard KiplingBook, Calcutta
1890Malayala ManoramaKandathil Varghese MappillaiMalayalam newspaper
1893New Lamps for OldAurobindo GhoshArticle
1895ParivrajakSwami VivekanandaBook
1896MahayatraRadhanath RayBook, Orissa
1896Prabuddha BharataSwami VivekanandaEnglish monthly journal
1899Bartaman BharatSwami VivekanandaEssay
1899UdbodhanaSwami VivekanandaMagazine
1899The Sunset of the CenturyRabindranath Tagore

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News Papers, Journals after 1900

1900 to 1915

YearNameWriter / EditorRemakes
1900O HeraldoAntónio Messias GomesGoa
1st daily Portuguese newspaper
1901Poverty and Un-British Rule in IndiaDadabhai NaorojiBook
'drain of wealth' theory
1903Indian OpinionM. K Gandhi
1905Bande MataramAurobindo Ghosh
Indian SocialistShyamji KrishnavermaStarted in London, then Paris
1906SandhyaB.B. Upadhyaya
YugantarBarinda Ghose
KalMaharastra
Bharat MataAjit SinghJournal
Anjumann-i-Mohabtteien
1909Bande Mataram (Paris)Madam KamaParis
Indian War of IndependenceV D Savarkarbook
LeaderMadan Mohan MalviyaAllahabad
Most influencer
Hind SwarajM. K GandhiBook
1910Bombay ChronicleFiroze Shah Mehta
TalwarBirendra Nath ChattopadhyayaBarlin
1911ComradeMaulana Mohammad Ali
The HitavadaGopal Krishna GokhaleNagpur
Kerala KaumudiC. V. KunhiramanThiruvananthapuram
1912Al-BalaghAbul Kalam AzadUrdu weekly newspaper
Al-HilalAbul Kalam AzadUrdu weekly
1913PratapGanesh Shankar VidyarthiHindi newspaper
Hindustan GhadarYugantar Ashram
(Ghadar Party)
San Francisco
1914New IndiaAnnie Besant
1915CommonwealAnnie Besant

1916 to 1930

YearNameWriter / EditorRemakes
1919IndependentMotilal Nehru
1919Young IndiaM. K Gandhi
1919Tarun BharatBaburao ThakurBelgaum,
Marathi newspaper
1919The SamajaGopabandhu DasCuttack,
Odia newspaper
1920Mook NayakB.R. AmbedkarMarathi weekly
1920Free Press of IndiaSwaminathan Sadanand1st National news agency
1921Saurashtra weekly
(Phulchhab)
Zaverchand MeghaniGujarati newspaper
1922Indian SocialistS A Dange1st communist Journal
1922VanguardM N RoyCommunist Journal
1922Bandi JivanSachindranath Sanyal
1922Anandabazar PatrikaSuresh Majumdar
Prafulla Sarkar
Bengali daily
1923Nava KaalPrabhakar KhadilkarMarathi daily
1923MathrubhumiK. P. Kesava MenonMalayalam newspaper
1924Hindustan TimesSunder Singh Lyallpuri
K.M. Pannikar
1925Kudi ArasuPeriyar E. V. RamasamyTamil magazine
1925A Nation is MakingS. N. BanerjeeBook
1926Future of Indian PoliticsM N RoyCommunist Journal
1926The Hindu view of lifeSarvepalli RadhakrishnanBook
1927KrantiMirakar, Joglekar, Ghate.Maharashtra
1928Unhappy IndiaLala Lajpat RaiBook
1929Nav JeevanM. K Gandhi
1929The Cult of BombM. K GandhiArticle
1929The Philosophy of BombBhagwati Charan VohraManifesto
Hindustan Socialist
Republican Association
(HSRA)

After 1930

YearNameWriter / EditorRemakes
1932HarijanM. K Gandhi
1935The Indian StruggleSubhas Chandra BoseAutobiography
1936Free HindustanTarak Nath Das
1936HindustanM.M. MalviyaHindi newspaper
1939Life DivineAurobindo Ghoshbook
1941DawnMohammad Ali JinnahDelhi
English Newspaper
Mouthpiece for Muslim League
1946India DividedRajendra PrasadBook
1947The Nations VoiceC Rajagopalachari
Mahadev H Desai
Book
1947Subh-e-AzadiFaiz Ahmed FaizPoem
1955At the feet of Mahatma GandhiRajendra PrasadBook
1956The Story of the Integration
of the Indian States
V. P. MenonBook
1957The Transfer of Power in IndiaV. P. MenonBook
1958A Bunch of Old LettersJawaharlal NehruBook
1961The Unity of IndiaRajendra PrasadBook
1966Geography of PuranasSyed Muzafer AliBook
1988India Wins FreedomAbul Kalam AzadBook

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