Identify the following as per the increasing order of their respective publication year

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Q. Identify the following as per the increasing order of their respective publication year (December 2023, UGC NET)

(A) Samachar Darpan

(B) Somaprakash

(C) The Hindu

(D) Gadar

(E) Zar-e-Jahanuma

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

1. B, C, A, D, E

2. E, A, B, C, D

3. C, D, B, A, E

4. A, E, B, C, D

Correct Ans: (4)


To identify the publications in the increasing order of their respective publication years, let’s look at each one and its publication year:

(A) Samachar Darpan (1818): Published in 1818, it is considered one of the earliest Indian newspapers, published in Bengali.

(E) Zar-e-Jahanuma (1822): Published in 1822, it was one of the earliest Urdu newspapers in India.

(B) Somaprakash (1858): This Bengali weekly started in 1858, during the period of the Indian Rebellion against British rule.

(C) The Hindu (1878): Established in 1878, it is an English-language daily newspaper that remains one of India’s most influential publications.

(D) Gadar (1913): Published in 1913, it was a publication associated with the Indian independence movement, printed by Indian immigrants in the USA.

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