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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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.

The Pxtrika operated out of a battered wooden press purchased for Rs During the great Calcutta killings ofthe Patrika left its editorial columns blank for three days.

Retrieved 24 September It is dawn, cloudy though pafrika is. It was started by the Ghosh brothers to fight the cause of peasants who were being exploited by indigo planters. The Patrika was very vocal in its views against government policies that were unfair to the common people.

Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from September Use Indian English from September All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Patrlka containing Bengali-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July ABP published the letter on its front page, where it was read by the Maharaja of Kashmir, who immediately went amria London and lobbied for his independence.

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. Once you are 18 we promise to show you this content but not till then!

The newspaper continued with its intrepid reporting and vehemently opposed the partition of Bengal in We’d like to show you notifications for the latest news and updates. And when freedom finally came to India, it pafrika an editorial that read: It debuted on 20 February When Tilak was prosecuted for sedition inthey raised funds in Calcutta for his defence.


Originally published in Bengali script[2] it evolved into an English format published from Kolkata and other locations such as CuttackRanchi and Allahabad.

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Naturally, it didn’t go down well amrits the British government. Views Read Edit View history. The newspaper left its front-page blank for three days, opposing massive violence in Calcutta in The media played a crucial role during the freedom struggle of India. 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.

The Patrika espoused the cause of communal harmony during the Partition of India.

Amrita Bazar Patrika, January 2 (1898)

Sisir Kumar Ghosh was the first editor. You can manage them any time from your browser settings.

Its anti-government views and vast influence among the people was a thorn in the flesh of the latrika. Bengali and English bilingual. 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.

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

After this, the Patrika started prefacing articles criticising the British government with ridiculously exuberant professions of loyalty to the British crown. 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. Yes, it turned into an English newspaper in just one night!

Presently sunshine will break. This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. Amrita Bazaar Patrika was the oldest Indian-owned English daily. The Patrika became a daily in 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.


It was majorly targeted against Amrita Bazar Patrika and gave the police the power to confiscate any printed material it deemed objectionable. Sisir Kumar Ghosh also launched vigorous campaigns against restrictions on civil liberties and economic exploitation. Motilal Ghosh was also charged with sedition but his eloquence won the case. Life sucks, we know. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Times of India. 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. 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.

When freedom dawned on 15 Augustaptrika Patrika published in an editorial:.

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. 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 It had built its readership as a rival to Bengalee which was being looked after by Surendranath Banerjee.

Presently sunshine will break.

Efforts are being made to retrieve and store this endangered and highly respected newspaper.