The History of Indian Press
- Portuguese Introduced ‘Press’ in India.
- the first book was published in India in 1557. (Goa)
- In 1684, East India company established a Printing Press in Mumbai.
- James Augustus Hickey in 1780 started the “Bengal Gazette or Calcutta general advertiser, the first newspaper in India. Which was seized in 1782 because of its outspoken criticism of the government.
- Raja Ram Mohan Roy published “Sambad Kaumudi” (Bengali) in 1821. ‘Mirat ul-Akhbar’ (Persian) in 1822.
- Raja Ram Mohan Roy is called the founder of the modern press.