I must say it is a very well researched book. I can only guess how much trouble the author has taken to find those letters that are printed in the book, which makes it an excellent read. In every chapter there are series of letters written by the characters of the book. One thing I learnt after reading the book is, the fight for freedom of press is not only being fought today but it also happened during mid and late 1700s. As you continue to read the book, you will get to how much pain and trouble the founder of India's first newspaper had gone thru to not only save himself but also the freedom of press.
Dear Andrews, I have read your book, and it was intriguing...and tells that you have done extensive research and put your heart in to this. The content is really good and the last para of your book which is the conclusion is extremely good specially in present context.
But I would have definitely loved to see the pictures of Hickey, the first foreigner to disrupt British Raj.
Andrew Otis has taken all the trouble to unearth hitherto unknown facts about Hickey and his enterprise of starting the first newspaper in Asia. This book has invaluable material for all students of journalism.