Last issue of Hicky Gazette was published in the year ?

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Q. Last issue of Hicky Gazette was published in the year ? (June 2023 UGC NET)

1. March 1782

2. May 1782

3. July 1782

4. November 1782

Correct Ans: (1)

Explanation: The last issue of the “Hicky’s Bengal Gazette,” also known as the “Hicky’s Gazette” or simply “Hicky Gazette,” was published in March 1782. This historic publication, founded by James Augustus Hicky, was one of the earliest newspapers printed in India during the British colonial period. Hicky’s Gazette played a significant role in shaping public opinion and disseminating news and information in colonial Calcutta (now Kolkata). However, due to various controversies and conflicts with the British East India Company, Hicky’s Gazette ceased publication after the March 1782 issue.

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