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on 10 August 2018
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.
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on 2 June 2018
Well written history of India's first newspaper
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on 14 August 2018
It is often difficult to come across such detailed sources regarding to the early newspapers in India during the Colonial era.
Andrew Otis does a remarkable job.
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on 5 August 2018
I loved the book from page 1. Unputdownable if you like reading history and written in a manner that brings the period alive, then this book is for you. It is also a peek into the rule of the East India Company through the history of Hicky and the Bengal Gazette; the rule of the Company (and the Queen that followed it) was devoid of any morality whatsoever and was venal, corrupt and inhuman and robbed a rich land of its riches and left it poor and distressed.
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