Who is the father of Indian journalism?

James Augustus Hicky is known as the father of Indian journalism. He launched India’s first newspaper, the Bengal Gazette along with the Calcutta General Advertiser, in 1780. 

The paper lasted just two years before being seized by the British administration in 1782 for its outspoken criticism of the Raj.

Despite Hicky being jailed for his criticism, the newspaper became famous not only among the British soldiers posted in India at that time but also inspired Indians to write newspapers of their own. This would form the basis of Indian Independence.

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