Press and Journalism during British Rule

Press and Journalism during British Rule

During the rule of the British East India Company, the Anglo-Indians and Europeans began to publish newspapers and journals. James Augustus Hickey is considered the father of Indian press. He started the Bengal Gazette in the year 1780. Later, powerful newspapers emerged under distinguished and fearless nationalists. The influence of the press extended far beyond its literate subscribers. In Rajasthan, Ajmer was the main centre. Christian Missionaries established first Litho Press in 1864 Continue Reading

Vijay Singh Pathik

Vijay Singh Pathik

Vijay Singh Pathik was an ex-revolutionary connected with Ras Bihari Bose’s revolutionary group. His real name was Bhoop Singh Gurjar. He belonged a village, Guthawali, in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh. He was Gujar (cultivator cum cattle breeder caste) by caste and his grand father and father were among the freedom fighters of the first Indian War of Independence. Vijay Singh Pathik: The Name The family background of Vijay Singh Pathik made Continue Reading

Bijolia Peasant Movement

Bijoliya Bijolia Peasant Movement

Bijolia was ‘‘A” class Jagir of the Udaipur State with a population of about 1200 in 1891. The majority of peasants in Bijolia belonged to Dakan Gotra of the Jats. The Bijolia peasant movement may be divided into three main phases. The first phase between 1897-1915 was marked by a spontaneous movement which was advanced by local leadership. The second phase between 1915-1923 marked a new state of consciousness among Continue Reading