An Editor Speaks for the Natives: Robert Knight in 19th Century India

@article{Hirschmann1986AnES,
  title={An Editor Speaks for the Natives: Robert Knight in 19th Century India},
  author={Edwin Hirschmann},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  year={1986},
  volume={63},
  pages={260 - 267}
}
  • E. Hirschmann
  • Published 1 June 1986
  • History
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
W Robert Knight was the founder-editor of the Times of lndia. of Bombay, and the Sratesman, of Calcutta, perhaps the two most important newspapers in India today. From 1857 until his death in 1890, Knight’s sharp, trenchant pen exposed the pretensions and failures of British imperial rule in India. More than anyone else, he showed Indians the power of the press as a critic of the government and in this way armed them for the nationalist struggle. Such a journalistic giant deserves to be…