Edwin Hirschmann

in Robert Knight

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195696226
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080557 | DOI:

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This chapter describes Anglo-Indian newspapers' reactions to Knight's death, the fate of his family, and that of the Statesman. In concludes that, as Robert Knight had foreseen, it was the Indian-language newspapers which were able to reach the masses of Indians and stir them into political action during the twentieth century. However, it was the newspapers of the educated elite, usually in English, which created a national political consciousness and implanted the role of the press in the evolving modern state and society of India. It is here that Knight, severe and outspoken critic of the British Raj and creator of great newspapers, contributed greatly.

Keywords: Anglo-Indian newspapers; Statesman; family; Anglo-Indians; British Raj; educated elite; political action

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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