Top Magazines in India & Top Newspapers in India

History of Indian Newspapers & Top Magazines and Daily Newspapers in India

India’s first newspaper Hicky’s Bengal Gazette or the Calcutta General Advertiser was published in English in Calcutta by James Augustus Hicky on 29 January 1780. Hicky’s Bengal Gazette was the first English language newspaper, and indeed the first printed newspaper published in the Indian Sub-Continent.

The 1st newspaper published in an Indian language was the Samachar Darpan in Bengali on May 23, 1818.
The 1st Hindi newspaper Samachar Sudha Varshan started its circulation in 1854.
The first Kannada newspapers Mangalooru Samachara was launched in the year 1843.
The first Malayalam newspaper Rajyasamacharam was launched by Dr.Herman Gundert in the year 1847.
The 1st Marathi Daily newspaper Dyanprakash was launched on 12 February 1849.
The 1st Tamil newspaper Swadesamitran was launched in 1899.

            The total number of registered newspapers/periodical was 73,146 as on 31st March 2009. The print media comprises 8,475 Dailies - 383 tri/bi weeklies - 24,544 weeklies - 9,458 fortnightlies - 22,124 monthlies - 4,864 quarterlies - 653 annuals and 2,645 publications of other periodicity.

Top Daily Newspapers in India (2011)

Rank
Publication
Language
Circulation
1
The Times of India
English
40,90,195
2
Dainik Jagran
Hindi
26,61,941
3
Malayala Manorama
Malayalam
20,48,274
4
Amar Ujala
Hindi
18,67,761
5
Hidustan
Hindi
17,41,314
6
Eenadu
Telugu
17,17,287
7
Rajasthan Patrika
Hindi
16,03,008
8
The Hindu
English
15,00,365
9
Lokmat
Marathi
14,99,376
10
Daily Thanthi (Dinathanthi)
Tamil
14,94,539

Top Magazines in India (2011)

Rank
Publication
Language
Circulation
1
Vanitha
Malayalam
6,78,411
2
Malayala Manoramaa
Malayalam
5,01,105.
3
Meri Saheli
Hindi
3,28,768
4
Mathrubhmi Thizhilvartha
Malayalam
3,27,496
5
Grehlakshmi
Hindi
2,83,190
6
Grihalakshmi
Malayalam
2,33,920
7
Mathrubhumi Arogya Masikaa
Malayalam
2,03,235.
8
The week
English
2,02,464
9
Annadata
Telugu
2,00,876
10
Balarama
Malayalam
1,78,610

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