ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Culture of Daily Newspapers in India-How It s Grown, What It Means

How It's Grown, What It Means Robin Jeffrey This paper identifies trends in daily newspaper circulations among the 13 major languages in India and speculates about how these trends relate to political activity and social change. Malayalam, it turns out, is the language in which the daily newspaper culture is most elaborately developed and so the first section of the paper focuses on Kerala to identify the characteristics of daily newspaper culture. The second section analyses daily newspaper circulations in the major languages from 1971 to 1983 and makes tentative suggestions about the significance of the growing daily newspaper culture.

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