Small Indian-language newspapers and periodicals from the early 20th century (EAP1463)

Aims and objectives

This project aims to digitise small newspapers and periodicals, predominantly from Western India, dating from the early twentieth century. These small local newspapers – mainly Hindi and Marathi, with a few Gujarati titles – are products of the regional periodical press that have suffered from serious neglect as a result of their small scale, limited circulation, as well as the intentional or unwitting disregard of the linguistic communities in which such productions were ensconced. These small newspapers and periodicals constituted a significant cultural and literary space where public opinion around a host of local issues was rallied, documented, and debated.