A Brief History of Marathi Newspaper
Marathi is one of the oldest languages in India and has great history of culture and literature. It is spoken in the state of Maharashtra and party in Goa.
According to the sources, the first newspaper in Marathi was ‘Darpan’ which was started in 6 January 1932.
A newspaper which played a vital role in indepdence movement was Kesari(Marathi: केसरी Sanskrit for Lion)). It was founded in 1881 by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
During the same era, another newspaper which was popular was ‘Din Bandhu’. Din Bandhu newspaper was founded in January 1877 in Pune.
Lokmat- Lokmat newspaper is published in Marathi kanguage. It is one the most popular marathi newspapers in Goa and Maharashtra with close to 18 million readers.Lokmat is a daily newspaper
Loksatta – Loksatta is a Marathi newspaper published by the ‘The Indian Express Group’ and was published in 14 January 1948. It is a very popular newspaper in Maharshtra, India.
Sakal – which means ‘morning’ in English, is a Marathi daily newspaper. It is one the largest cirlated Marathi daily newspapers in Maharashtra. It is published by ‘Sakal Media Group’ and a its headquarters in Pune Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Times-, pupularly known as ‘Ma Taa'(मटा) is the daily Marathi newspaper newspaper published in Mumbai, Maharashtra. According to wikipedia, it is the 9th largest-selling daily newspaer in India, and has the second largest
readership in Mumbai.
Saamana, a Marathi language newspaper, was published in 23 January 1988 by Late Shri Bala Saheb Thackeray.