(Last Updated on : 12/01/2009)
The tradition of newspaper in India began with India`s struggle for independence. During this period the national leaders of India published several newspapers and journals and used it as a means for creating consciousness among the Indians. The newspapers have been subjected to serious repression and a manifestation of this subjugation was the Vernacular Press Act of 1878. It was passed to suppress the freedom of the native press. In the post independence period, newspapers became an essential part of the Indian life, as it was the only source of information. Over the years one can notice a change in the content of the newspaper. The newspaper has become glossier in content with its focus shifting over subjects like lifestyle, travel, cuisine, fashion, and showbiz. Even with the advent of the electronic media, the aura of the print media has not diminished. It still continues to be the cheapest source of information to the common man. Some of the English dailies published in India are as follows,
is a Kolkata based broadsheet newspaper in English, which is owned by the Anandabazar Patrika Limited.
is one of the oldest English newspapers in India and was founded in Kolkata in 1875.
The Times of India
is a leading English daily owned and managed by Bennett, Coleman and Co Ltd.
The Economic Times
is a leading business daily, which was founded in 1961 and is owned by the largest media group Bennett and Coleman and Co Ltd.
is a business daily from Business Standard Ltd. (BSL), which is published from twelve cities in India.
is owned by the publishers of the newspaper The Hindu, Kasturi and Sons and is also known as The Hindu Business Line.
The Indian Express
is an English daily owned by the Indian Express Group with its headquarters in Mumbai.
The Hindustan Times
is a leading Indian newspaper founded in 1924 by Master Sunder Singh Lyallpuri.
is a popular English daily with its headquarters in Chennai. It is published from twelve centers in India.
was founded in Allahabad by an Englishman George Allen in 1865 and is published from seven Indian cities.
Daily News and Analysis
is a Mumbai based English daily launched in 2005.
The New Indian Express
is a Chennai based English newspaper.
is an afternoon newspaper with editions in Mumbai and Delhi. It publishes in three languages, English, Gujarati and Urdu. The Sunday edition of the paper is called Sunday Mid-day.
was launched by the Times Group in 2005 to provide information about the city of Mumbai.
is a financial newspaper from the HT Media Ltd. and is the first newspaper to be published in the Berliner format.
The Deccan Chronicle
is a newspaper in English published in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The Financial Express
is a daily business newspaper, published by the Indian Express group in 1961.
The News Today
is an English evening daily, published in Chennai. It was started in 1982.
is published from Chandigarh 22nd Delhi. It was founded on 2nd February 1881 in Lahore.
The Deccan Herald
was started in 1948 and is largely circulated English daily in Karnataka.
The Assam Tribune
is an English daily newspaper published from Guwahati.
was launched in February 1994 and is an English daily, which is published from six major cities in India and one in London.