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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It referred to him as ‘Young and a little foppish, and without previous training but invested with unlimited powers. It was majorly targeted against Amrita Bazar Patrika and gave the police the power to confiscate any printed material it deemed objectionable.

Bengali-language newspapers published in Bangladesh Publications established in Media in Dhaka Defunct newspapers of India English-language newspapers Newspapers published in Kolkata Publications established in Daily newspapers published in India establishments in India disestablishments in India ABP Group Newspapers published in Dhaka. Once you are 18 we promise to show you this content but not till then! The newspaper left its front-page blank for three days, opposing massive violence in Calcutta in Its anti-government views and vast influence among the people was a thorn in the flesh of the government.

It had built its readership as a rival to Bengalee which was being looked after by Surendranath Banerjee. We’d like to show you notifications for the latest news and updates. Now since the act basar against newspapers that published in local languages, Amrita Bazar Patrika stopped publishing news in Patriak and became an English newspaper overnight!

He wanted Indians to be given important posts in the administration. It patrikx the first Indian-owned English daily to go into investigative journalism.

The Patrika contributed its share to the success of its freedom movement under the leadership of Gandhi and suffered for its views and actions at the hands of the British rulers.


Amrita Bazaar Patrika was the oldest Indian-owned English daily. The Patrika was very vocal in its views against government policies that were unfair to the common people.

The Patrika espoused the cause of communal harmony during the Partition of India. ABP published the letter on its front page, where it was read by the Maharaja of Kashmir, who immediately went to London and lobbied for his independence.

Amrita Bazaar Patrika first started out as a weekly newspaper. 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. Retrieved 24 September 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 amrkta detailing the Viceroy’s plans to annexe Kashmir.

During the great Calcutta killings ofthe Patrika left its editorial columns blank for three days. It was first edited by Motilal Ghosh, who did not have patrkia formal university education. 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 Sisir Kumar Ghosh was the first editor.

When freedom dawned on 15 Augustthe Patrika published in an editorial:. Naturally, it didn’t go down well with the British government.

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Thank you for Subscribing to ScoopWhoop Notification. Higher securities of Rs 10, were demanded from it during the Salt Satyagraha. Sisir Kumar Ghosh also launched vigorous campaigns against restrictions on civil liberties and economic exploitation.

It is dawn, cloudy though it is. Yes, it turned into an English newspaper in just one night! Both he and his brother Motilal were deeply attached to Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Bengali and English bilingual. 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.


Debts kill 123-year-old English daily Amrita Bazar Patrika

Retrieved from ” https: Three years later inwhen the plague hit Amrita Bazaar, the newspaper shifted its base to Kolkata and started functioning as a bilingual weekly, publishing both in English and Bengali. Efforts are being made to retrieve and baxar this endangered and highly respected newspaper. Dutta Road Dhaka Circulation 25, before [1] Website www.

Amrita Bazar Patrika Bengali: Motilal Ghosh was also charged with sedition but his eloquence won the case. Views Read Edit View history.

By zmrita this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amrita Bazar Patrika, one of the oldest newspapers in India, was at the forefront of the struggle of the common people against oppressive colonial policies. Presently sunshine will break.

The Patrika operated out of a battered wooden press purchased for Rs It is dawn, cloudy though it is.

After this, the Patrika started prefacing articles criticising the British government with ridiculously exuberant professions of loyalty to the British crown. 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.

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Their editors acknowledged the power of the pen and utilised it to the maximum patrrika create awareness among the masses. Heavy fines were slapped on many newspapers and a lot of editors were jailed. Life sucks, we know.