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Samacara candrika (Calcutta, c. 1831-1878)

This newspaper of conservative Hindu opinion was descended from its predecessor Sambad Kaumudi. After a row between Babanicaran and other members of Kaumudi on religious issues, Babanicaran established a printing press of his own at Kalutola and started Candrika as a weekly from 5 March 1822. The antagonism between Kaumudi and Candrika lasted for a long time. Candrika, however, increased its circulation rapidly and turned to a bi-weekly from 1829 and finally into a daily. This news paper continued for a long period and recorded and criticised the most important steps on social reform in Bengal.


  • Bhabanicaran Bandyopadhyay
  • Rajkrsna Bandyopadhyay
  • Bidyasagar Prankrsna

Custodian of microfilm copies:

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, Kolkata, W.B., India

  • Different issues of the years 1238 (1831). 1283 (1877) and 1284 (1878)

Custodian of paper copies:

Bangiya Sahitya Parishat, Kolkata, W.B., India

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