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Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta, 2 Ananda Chatterjee’s Lane, Patrika Press, c. 1868-1905)

Amrita Bazar Patrika was one of the oldest newspapers in India and started on 20th February, 1868 in the village of Amrita Bazar as a Bengali weekly newspaper. In 1871 the offices of the Patrika moved to Calcutta and published news in English and Bengali as a bilingual weekly till 1878, when it turned into an English newspaper due to the Vernacular Press Act of 1878. From 1891 onwards Amrita Bazar Patrika was published as a daily newspaper. In some years the newspaper also published bi-weekly on Thursday and Sunday.

Publishers and Printer:

  • Roy, K. L. (1898)
  • Biswas, Hari Mohan (1899)
  • Biswas, T. K. (1904/1905)

Custodian of paper copies:

The Archive of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta acquired as generous contribution of the "Amrita Bazar - Amrita - Jugantara Patrika Employees Association" and digitised by the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences with financial support of the Endangered Archives Programme of the British Library (EAP262).

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