Revision Notes: Complete List of Newspapers and Journals during British India

By Sudheer Kumar K|Updated : August 3rd, 2021

Newspapers & Journals along with their founders are frequently asked in UPSC Prelims from Modern History section. In this article, we will be sharing you with "Complete List of Newspapers and Journals during British India".

Complete List of Newspapers and Journals during British India

Name of the Paper/Journal

Year and Place from which Published

Name of the Founder/Editor

Bengal Gazette

1780, Calcutta

James Augustus Hickey 

Sambad Kaumudi (weekly in Bengali)

1821

Raja Ram Mohan Roy 

Mirat-ul Akbar (First journal in Persian)

1822, Calcutta

Raja Ram Mohan Roy 

Banga-Duta ( A weekly in four languages- English, Bengali, Persian, Hindi)

1822, Calcutta

Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Dwarkanath Tagore

Bombay Times (from 1861 onwards, The Times of India)

1838, Bombay

Robert Knight and Thomas Bennett

Rast Goftar (A Gujarati fortnightly)

1851

Dadabhai Naoroji

Hindu Patriot

1853, Calcutta

Girishchandra Ghosh

Somprakasha

1858, Calcutta

Dwarkanath Vidyabhushan

Indian Mirror

1862, Calcutta

Devendranath Tagore and NN Sen

Bengalee (this and Amrita Bazar Patrika- the first vernacular papers)

1862, Calcutta

Girishchandra Ghosh (taken over by SN Banerjea in 1879)

National Paper

1865, Calcutta

Devendra Nath Tagore 

Amrita Bazar Patrika (Bengali in the beginning and later on English Daily)

1868, Jessore District

Sisirkumar Ghosh and Motilal Ghosh

Bangadarshana

1873, Calcutta

BankimChandra Chatterjee

The Statesman

1875, Calcutta

Robert Knight

The Hindu

1878, Madras

GS Aiyar, Viraraghavchari and Subba Rao Pandit

The Tribune

1881, Lahore

Dayal Singh Majeetia

Sudharak

 

 Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

Hindustani and Advocate

 

GP Verma

Kesari (Marathi daily) and Maharatta (English Weekly)

1881, Bombay

Tilak, Chiplunkar, Agarkar

Swadeshamitran

Madras

GS Aiyar

Paridasak (Weekly)

 

Bipin Chandra Pal

Yugantar

1906, Bengal

Barindra Kumar Ghosh and Bhupendranath Dutta

Sandhya

1906, Bengal

Brhamanabandab Upadhay

Indian Sociologist

London

Syamji Krishna Verma

Bande Matram

Parish

Madam Bhikaji Cama

Free Hindustan

Vancouver

Taraknath Das

Ghadr

San Francisco

Ghadar Party

Talwar

Berlin

Virendrnath Chattopadhay

Bombay Chronical (a daily)

1913, Bombay

Pherozshahs Mehta, BG Horniman

The Hindustan Times

1920, Delhi

KM Pannikkar as a part of Akali Dal Movement

Leader (in English)

 

Madan Mohan Malviya

Bahishkrit Bharat

1927

BR Ambedkar

Kudi Arasu (Tamil)

1910

E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker (Periyar), SS MIrajkar, KN Joglekar

Bandi Jivan

Bengal

Sachindranath Sanyal

National Herald

1938, Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru

Tagzin-ul-Akhlaq (journal)

1871

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

Kesari (Marathi Daily Newspaper)

1881

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Comrade (Weekly English Newspaper)

1911

Maulana Mohammad Ali

Al- Balagh and Al-Hilal (Both urdu weekly newspaper)

1912

Abul Kalam Azad

Pratap (Hindi Newspaper)

1913

Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi 

Independent (Newspaper)

1919

Motilal Nehru

Moon Nayak (Marathi Weekly)

1920

BR Ambedkar

Young India (Weekly Journal)

1919

M K Gandhi

Nav Jeevan (Weekly Newspaper)

1929

M K Gandhi

Harijan (Weekly Journal)

1931

M K Gandhi

Hindustan Dainik

1936

Madan Mohan Malviya

We have also provided PDF links also, you can download from the below-given link:

Newspapers and Journals During British Period English PDF

Newspapers and Journals During British Period Hindi PDF

 

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