This Comprehensive history of the Indian press covers a period of almost 200 years during which it fought many a battle on social and political fronts. Described in graphic detail is its role in the freedom struggle when it faced persecution, and in the post-Independence period during which it served as a staunch upholder of democratic principles and a powerful agent of social change. There is an exhaustive account of the present state of the newspaper industry, its current concerns and changing perspective. Completing the story is a portrayal of the magazine explosion of the eighties.
Among the highlights of the book are profiles of English language newspapers which have celebrated their centenaries and of eminent editors who have left their mark on Indian Journalism.
Intended as a textbook/supplementary material for students of Journalism, the book can also be read with profit by the general reader.
About The Author
Rangaswami Parthasarathy , an M.A. From Madras University, entered journalism in 1936, as an apperntice in the Madras mail, Madras, rising to the position of subeditor. He joined The Hindu In 1944 and subsequently became Chief Subeditor and New Editor in which capacity he served fro 12 year. He was assigned the task of writing a biography of The Hindu to mark its Centenary. The book, 100 years of the Hindu, Was released in 1978 by then president, N. Sanjeeva Reddi. He retired in 1979 as a Senior Assistant Editor.
Parthasarthy is the author of three books on journalism: Memoirs of a New Editor - Living with The Hindu for 30 year (1980), Basic Journalism (1984)
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