History of Media

Topics: India, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad State Pages: 2 (431 words) Published: October 14, 2012
The role of the vernacular press for the freedom struggle.

In 1878 the Imperial colonisers had established the Vernacular press Act which basically condemned the publications of local languaged newspapers and news letters. As they were considered as a “Seditional” act of sorts. But to bring out the nes about the Indian developments and progress towards attaining freedom or Swaraj a publication was required to help bring out the feeling of nationality and the notion of unity in diversity.

The Vernacular Press Act was one of high controversies which dorectly or indeirectly had suppressed the notion of free speech on a public forum. The Act was passed by Lord Lytton The papers that made the government worried were Somprakash, Sulabh Samachar, Halisahar Patrika, Amrita Bazar Patrika, Bharat Mihir, Dacca Prakash, Sadharani and Bharat Sanskarak. All these papers were said to have been leading the seditious movement against the government.

The State of Andhra Pradesh had it's own contribution towards the freedom Struggle in Tems of well known Geologist and Professor Pingali Venkayya his contribution to the country were basically his personification of the National Flag which is currently being used as the Indian National Flag.

As the main city of Hyderabad as ruled by the Mughals the most affluent language to prosper in the vicinity was urdu. But ironically the Mughals had a certain angst against the British of their ow which was perpetuated throughout the princley province.

The people though being of various backgrounds ( namely Tamil, Malyali, Kannadiga and maharashtrian) at that particular point of time were all taught Urdu to read at that point of time which propogated the news even faster than a regional language.

 All the native associations irrespective of religion, caste and creed denounced the measure and kept their denunciations and protestations alive. All the prominent leaders of Bengal and of India condemned the Act as unwarranted...
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