CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Early days of India Journalism; 2. Growth of Regional Journalism; 3. Through the Freedom Struggle; 4. The Press after Independence; 5. Influences on the Regional Press; 6. Penetration of Indian Language Press; 7. History of Hindi Journalism; 8. Urdu Journalism; 9. The Bengali Press; 10. Marathi Journalism; 11. Malayalam Journalism; 12. Telugu Journalism: Eenadu's success; Index.
What were the historical circumstances that shaped the growth of the press in Bengal and in Marathi? A German and a Gujarati Laid the foundations of the press in Kerala. When did Indian language newspapers overtake English papers in circulation and readership? More than a history of the growth of the Indian languages press, Regional Journalism probes lesser known aspects of Indian journalism. With its feet firmly on the ground, Indian papers have, by and large, been true to the highest ethics and principles of journalism. Written by a journalist who has worked for both English papers and for Indian language newspapers, P K Ravindranath is able to view the situation from both sides. This book conforms to the syllabus for Mumbai University’s B.M.M. Course.