The Indian Press 1870–1880: A Small World of Journalism

@article{Gupta1977TheIP,
  title={The Indian Press 1870–1880: A Small World of Journalism},
  author={Uma Das Gupta},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={1977},
  volume={11},
  pages={213 - 235}
}
  • U. Gupta
  • Published 1 April 1977
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
A Unianimous decision of the Viceroy's Council was taken on 14 March 1878 to establish a check over the vernacular press in India. This was Act IX of 1878, an act for ‘the better control of publications in Oriental languages’. It was to control ‘seditious writing’ in the vernacular newspapers everywhere in the country, except the south. Too much was being written in these newspapers of the ‘injustice and tyranny’ of the British government, ‘its utter want of consideration towards its native… 
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