At the dawn of Independence, while on the one hand the political leaders were cherishing the golden dream of being the rulers of a new India, on the other hand thousands of freedom fighters sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country and thousands died due to communal riots provoked by the shrewd politicians.
During these years, the English newspapers played a crucial role, acting as a chronicler, depicting the true picture of India, creating awareness among people and contributing to the freedom movement by championing its cause, for which it suffered tremendously at the hands of the British.
Numerous restrictions were imposed on the English news papers but the repressive policy failed to deflect most of the papers from their chosen path. Just as the freedom fighters could not be suppressed at the point of gun or before the noose of the strong hanging rope, similarly the English newspapers advocated a determined struggle against the colonial rule. They depicted a true picture of time, making us aware of the price we had to pay for the priceless freedom.