SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    Who among the following published the first Indian Newspaper in English language in India?

    A)  Gangadhar Bhattacharya

    B)  Rabindranath Tagore

    C)  Mritunjoy Vidyalankar   

    D)  Ram Mohan Roy

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] English language spread its wings and together with it, English literature in India also began to gather its gradual historical ripening. In the year 1781 Hicky's Bengal Gazette was forced to close down after Hicky published a Scandalous story about warren Hastings, then Governor-General and his wife. Another type of newspaper emerged Indo-Anglian papers. They were English newspapers run by Indians Primarily for English educated elite Indians. The first newspaper of this type was Bengal Gazette, started in 1816 by Gangadhar Bhattacharya, a disciple of Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

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