Amrita Bazar patrikā. Catalog Record Only Daily Began with Feb. 20, issue. Publisher varies. Suspended Nov. 12, Jan. 4, ; Feb. 5, Dec. Refined by: Original Format: Newspaper Remove Date: Remove Language: English Remove Location: India Remove Part of: Amrita Bazar Patrika . Missing from their morning adda with tea, biscuits and newspapers, has been the year-old English daily Amrita Bazar Patrika (last reported.

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As a result, the newspaper was accused of sedition and in an attempt to crack down on the media, Lord Lytton, the then Viceroy of India, promulgated the Vernacular Press Act, in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You can manage them any time amgita your browser settings. The Patrika operated out of a battered wooden press purchased for Rs The Times of India. Dutta Road Dhaka Circulation 25, before [1] Website www. Though, back then, we didn’t have many publications around and the media was still in its nascent stage, there were some newspapers which, through their defiant editions, openly criticised the policies of the British government.

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ABP published the letter on its front page, where it was read by the Maharaja of Kashmir, who immediately pattrika to London and lobbied for his independence. Lieutenant Governor of Bengal, Sir Ashley Eden, called the editor Sisir Kumar Ghosh, offering to contribute to the newspaper on the condition that he lets him approve the final version before it goes into publishing.

Here’s The Inspiring Story Of Amrita Bazar Patrika, India’s Oldest & Bravest English Newspaper

As a part of the ‘Endangered Archive project’ attempting to rescue text published prior tothe Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta took up the project of digitizing the old newspapers ABP and Jugantar for safe storage and retrieval in Now since the act bxzar against newspapers that published in local languages, Amrita Bazar Patrika stopped publishing news in Bengali and became an English newspaper overnight!


It was first edited by Motilal Ghosh, who did not have a formal university education. This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. Amrita Bazar Patrika, one of the oldest newspapers in India, was at the forefront of the struggle hazar the common people against oppressive colonial policies. Their editors acknowledged the power of the pen and utilised it to the maximum to create awareness among the masses.

Aug 29, at It was majorly targeted against Amrita Bazar Patrika and gave the police the power to confiscate any printed material it deemed objectionable.

Heavy fines were slapped on many newspapers and a lot of editors were jailed.

Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from September Pxtrika Indian English from September All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Articles containing Bengali-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Even after Motilal Ghosh’s death inthe Patrika kept up its nationalist spirit.

Presently sunshine will break.

Amrita Bazar Patrika Bengali: Motilal Ghosh was also charged with sedition but his eloquence won the case. The Patrika was very vocal in its views against government policies that were unfair to the common people. We’d like to show you notifications for the latest news and updates.

The Patrika espoused the cause of communal harmony during the Partition of India. They also published a scathing editorial against the judge who sentenced Tilak to 6 years of imprisonment, for ‘presuming to teach true patriotism to a proved and unparalleled patriot. When freedom dawned on 15 Augustthe Patrika published in an editorial:. It described Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India at the time of the partition of Bengal, as ‘Young and a little foppish, and without previous training but invested with unlimited powers.

Amrita Bazar Patrika, January 2 (1898)

Life sucks, we know. Their family had bazae a bazar and had named it after Amritamoyeethe mother of Sisir and Moti Lal Ghosh.

This page was last edited on 20 Novemberat It referred to him as ‘Young and a little foppish, and without previous training but invested with unlimited powers. Back then, peasants were exploited by indigo planters and the newspaper was fighting for their rights.


Sisir Kumar Ghosh also launched vigorous campaigns against restrictions on civil liberties and economic exploitation. Its anti-government views and vast influence among the people was a thorn in the flesh of the government.

To this, Sisir Kumar Ghosh not only declined the offer, but also told him that “here ought to be at least one honest journalist in the land. The newspaper continued with its intrepid reporting and vehemently opposed the partition of Bengal in During the tenure of Lord Lansdownea Patrika journalist rummaged through the waste paper basket of the Viceroy’s office and pieced together a torn up letter detailing the Viceroy’s plans to annexe Kashmir.

Both he and his brother Motilal were deeply attached to Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

One such newspaper was Amrita Bazaar Patrika. Sisir Kumar Ghosh was the first editor. Originally published in Bengali script[2] it evolved into an English format published from Kolkata and other locations such as CuttackRanchi and Allahabad.

Amrita Bazar Patrika – Wikipedia

It played a major role in the evolution and growth of Indian journalism and made a striking contribution to creating and nurturing the Indian freedom struggle. Amrita Bazaar Patrika first started out as a weekly newspaper. It is dawn, cloudy though it is. Retrieved from ” https: The Patrika became a daily in Presently sunshine will break. The media played a crucial role during the freedom struggle of India. Views Read Edit View history. It had built its readership as a rival to Bengalee which was being looked after by Surendranath Banerjee.

Once you are 18 we promise to show you this content but not till then! Amrita Bazaar Patrika was the oldest Indian-owned English daily. Efforts are being made to retrieve and store this endangered and highly respected newspaper.