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Books, Magazine and Newspapers written by Indian Freedom Fighters

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Feb 21, 2021 , Updated: Jun 10, 2022 · 6 min read

Our freedom fighters wrote many books to propagate their ideologies and motivate people to participate in the freedom struggle.

Hicky's Bengal Gazette was the first English-language newspaper published on the Indian subcontinent.

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Censorship of Press Act, 1799 was enacted by the Lord Wellesley, anticipating French invasion of India.

It imposed almost wartime press restrictions including pre-censorship which was later relaxed by the Lord hasting.

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The Vernacular Press Act, 1978 was proposed by Lytton, then Viceroy of India, in 1878.

It allowed the government to censor vernacular presses.

It was repealed in 1881 by Lytton's successor as viceroy, Lord Ripon.

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Here is a list of popular Books, Magazine and Newspapers written by Indian freedom fighters.

Name Books, Magazine, Newspapers
Mahatma Gandhi Young India (Home Rule Party), Harijan, Navjivan, Hind Swarajya (1909), Gokhale: My Political Guru, My Experiments With Truth (Gujarati)
Bal Gangadhar Tilak Kesri, The Maratha, Gita Rahasya, The Arctic Home in Vedas
Jawahar Lal Nehru Discovery of India (In Ahmednagar Jail), Glimpses of World History, Meri Kahani, National, Qaumi Awaz
Maulana Abdul Kalam Aazad Al Hilal, India Wins Freedom, Gubare Khatir
Lala Lajpat Rai Unhappy India, biographies of Mazzini, Garibaldi, Shivaji and Shrikrishna, The Story of My Deportation
Dr. Rajendra Prasad India Divided
Ram Manohar Lohia Guilty Men of India's Partition, Wheel of History
J.P. Narayan Towards struggle, Prison Diary
E. M. Forster A Passage to India
Bipan Chandra Indian National Movement: The Long Term Dynamics
B R Ambedkar Bahishkrut Bharat, Mook Nayak, Annihilation of Caste
Lala Hardayal Hints For Self Culture
Surendra Nath Banarji Bangali, A Nation In Making
Veer Savarkar War Of Indian Independence
Sri Aurobindo Foundations of Indian Culture
Ravindra Nath Tagore Geetanjali (Nobel Prize Winner Book), Home and The World, Gora, Hungry Stones, Chandalika, Visarjan
Madan Mohan Malviya Abhyuday, Hindustan, Leader
Gopal Krishna Gokhle Nation, Sudharak
C.V. Raman Pillai. Swadesh Vahini
Keshav Chandra Sen Indian Mirror (Calcutta-1880), Vaam Bodhini
Dinbandhu Mitra Neel Darpan
Arvind Ghosh Karmyogi, Yugantar, Savitri, Life Divine, Essays On Gita, Bande Matram
Muhammad Iqbal Tarane Hind, Baange Dara
Annie Besant Commonweal, New India
Subhash Chandra Bose Indian Struggle
Paranjape Kaal
Muhammad Ali Comred, Hamdard
Raja Ram Mohan Roy Samvad Kaumudi, Miratul Akhbar
Ishwarchadra Vidyasagar Som Prakash
Motilal Nehru Independent
Dada Bhai Naurauji Rust Guftgur, Poverty And Un British Rule In India (1901), Voice of India
Shishir Kumar Ghosh Amrit Bazar Patrika
Tarak Nath Das Free Hindustan
Shachindra Sanyal The Revolutionary, Bandi Jeevan
Dayanand Sarswati Satyarth Darpan
Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya History Of Congress
Syed Ahmad Khan Tehzeeb-ul-Akhlaq
Bhagat Singh Introduction to Dreamland, Why I Am an Atheist
Hugh Toye The Springing Tiger
Chittaranjan Das India For Indians
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay Anand Math (Bible of Bengali patriotism), Devi Chaudharani, Durgeshnandini
Bhartendu Harishchandra Bharat Durdasha
Shivanand Divine Life
Nayantara Sahgal A Voice Of Freedom
Deenbandhu Mitra Neel Darpan
Tarak nath Das Free India (America)
Pherozeshah Mehta Bombay Chronicle
Gulam Hussain Inqilab
Sachchidananda Sinha Searchlight
Rafiq Zakaria The Man who Divided India
Sarojini Naidu The Broken Wing
Valentine Chirol Indian Unrest

The 'Drain Theory' was first developed by Dadabhai Naoroji in a series of speeches and writings subsequently published in 1901.

In 1826 , India's first Hindi newspaper, Udant Martand (The Rising Sun), was published from Kolkata.

Ghadar journal (Weekly) was published in "Urdu" in 1913. After this, it was published in English, Punjabi, Marathi and Pushtu also.

The Indian Opinion was an important newspaper established in 1903 in Durban, South Africa, by Mahatma Gandhi and M. H. Nazar(First Editor). The newspaper was published in Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and English.

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The Hindoo Patriot was an English weekly published from Calcutta in the later half of the nineteenth century in Bengal.

The Hindoo Patriot, under the able editorship of Harish Chandra Mukherjee became the mouthpiece of protest against imperial injustices.

It was first newspaper published by the Indians in the English language.

(Newspaper) (Language)
Bharat Mitra Hindi
Rashtramata Marathi
Prajamitra Gujarati
Harijan Poona
Nayak Bengali

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