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What Was The Name Of India's First Newspaper?

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The history of print media is very old as far as India is concerned. The first major newspaper on record that started printing in India was "The Bengal Gazette. This newspaper started in the year 1780 under the British rule.

These newspapers printed news about the areas that were under the British rule. The Bengal Gazette started from Calcutta. This was because Calcutta was the first East India Company establishment. This newspaper was started by James Agustus Hickey and since then he is known as the father of the Indian Press.

However, the first newspaper that was printed in an Indian language was Samachar Darpan and it was printed in Bangla language.
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The first newspaper in India was 'The Bengal Gazette.
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'Hickey's Bengal Gazette,' published on January 29, 1780
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Print Media is one of the oldest forms of public communication in the world. The history of the Print media in India dates back to the year 1780.

According to historians, the first Newspaper of India is considered as the Bengal Gazette. This Newspaper started in the year 1780 and was published under the British Raj. This Newspaper was published by James Augustus Hickey. It was in English Language.

There were a number of other similar newspapers that started off after the Bengal Gazette. These include:
- The India Gazette
- The Calcutta Gazette
- The Madras Courier
- The Bombay Herald.

The first Newspaper in a local language was Samachar Darpan. It was in Bengali language and its publishing started in the year 1818.

All these newspaper followed the pattern set by Bengal Gazette.
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The Bengal Gazette was the first Newspaper in India and was started by James Augustus Hickey, who is also considered as Father of Indian Press. It started in year 1780 under British rule in India. It was soon followed by other newspapers like The India Gazette and The Calcutta Gazette. In Bombay, first newspaper appeared in 1789 and was called Bombay Herald. These Newspapers consisted news of areas which were under British rule. Also Visit Bengal Gazette.
As of 2007 it is estimated that India consumed 99 million newspaper copies which makes it the second largest market in the world for newspapers.
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The Bengal Gazette
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I hope its Kesari written by lokmanya tilak..... still please get it confirmed.
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Bengal gazette or Calcutta's general advertise 1780, January, i think.
Tilak was born in 1856.
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The newspaper industry has a rich history in India. Initially, the newspaper industry in India was entirely run and owned by members of the Parsi community in India. In fact, the first printing press was owned by Bhimjee Parikh. He imported it in the year 1670 A.D. However, the first newspaper took a while to print.

The credit for printing the first English newspaper in India goes to Rustomji Keshaspathi in 1777. However, the first vernacular newspaper in India was Mumbai Samachar, printed in 1822. It was printed by Fardoonjee Marzban. The Sangbad Kaumudi was officially the first newspaper in an Indian language, published in Bengali from Calcutta.

The Mumbai Samachar is stil being published, and is considered to be India's oldest running newspaper. There are other firsts too in India's newspaper industry - the first Marathi daily from India was Dig Darsan in 1837, while the first newspaper in Hindi-Gujarati was Vartaman in 1849.
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I think the first English newspaper was Bengal Gadget or Calcutta general advisor by James Augustine Hickey in 1780. check wiki and other information centres for more info.

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