Press: India's Hartal

For one day last week, India was practically without news. More than 100 of India's newspapers suspended publication in a one-day hartal (Indian sitdown strike). Only nine major papers appeared.

India's press is a hodgepodge. There are the British-owned English-language papers: the Calcutta Statesman, the Bombay Times of India, etc. There are few Moslem papers (some English-language, some native), like the newly started Delhi Dawn of Obstructionist Mohamed Ali Jinnah. And there are the liberal, Hindu-owned English-language and Hindu-language papers, like the Calcutta Amrita Bazar Patrika and the Bombay Chronicle, that support...

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