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Early Persian newspapers of Calcutta

Abdus Subhan

Early Persian newspapers of Calcutta

by Abdus Subhan

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Published by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies in Kolkata .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • Calcutta
    • Subjects:
    • Newspapers -- India -- Calcutta -- History -- 18th century.,
    • Persian newspapers -- 18th century.,
    • Persian newspapers -- India -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-56).

      StatementAbdus Subhan.
      SeriesAzad Institute paper ;, 17
      ContributionsMaulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (Calcutta, India)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN5379.C33 P477 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination56 p. ;
      Number of Pages56
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3336149M
      LC Control Number2004326618

      An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "The Early History and Growth of Calcutta. While tracing shipments of books from England to Calcutta in early 19th-century newspaper notices, I came across an advertisement for "The Panorama of Dover" on the front page of The Calcutta Morning Post for Janu (fig. 1).

      The University of Calcutta, informally known as Calcutta University (CU), is a collegiate public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, was established on 24 January , and was one of the first institutions in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and Western-style university. Within India it is recognized as a "Five-Star University" and accredited "A" Grade by. The Library of Congress is home to a noteworthy collection of rare Persian language manuscripts, lithographic books and early imprints, as well as printed books, housed in the African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED) and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Most of these Persian manuscripts and lithographic books were procured for the Library in the s by Kirkor Minassian .

      There are several theories about the origin of Kolkata, erstwhile Calcutta in English, the name of the capital of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.. Ain-i- Akbari,the rent-roll of Akbar, the sixteenth-century Mughal emperor, and Manasa-mangal, the work of a Bengali poet, Bipradas Pipilai, of the late fifteenth century, both make mention of the city's early name's being Kolikata, from. Background. The question which begins Graham Shaw’s seminal work on this period Printing in Calcutta to is whether the small self-contained European community in Calcutta strongly felt the need for a printing press. Shaw emphasizes how the early phase of printing in Calcutta marked a transition between print culture and a culture that depended on a race of scribes.


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Early Persian newspapers of Calcutta by Abdus Subhan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Bythe Calcutta School-Book Society had published as many as 1,26, books and Early Persian newspapers of Calcutta book in several languages which included Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Sanskrit and English.

Inthe society was merged with the Vernacular Literature Society where the Muslim members were assigned books and pamphlets to be written in Persian, Urdu. The Press began its operations in Malda, miles north of Calcutta, and only shifted to Calcutta inwhen Wilkins was appointed the Persian and Bengali translator of the Committee of Revenue.

He printed about thirteen works. In the preface to Halhed's works Wilkins is lauded for having been metallurgist, engraver, founder and printer. Raja Ram Mohan Roy (22 May – 27 September ) was an Indian religious, social, and educational reformer who was one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha, the precursor of the Brahmo Samaj, a social-religious reform movement in the Indian was given the title of Raja by Akbar II, the Mughal influence was apparent in the fields of politics, public Known for: Bengal Renaissance, Brahmo Sabha.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy. He published the first Persian language newspaper in the country, “Mirat-ul-Akhbar”, from Calcutta in Photo: The. Many other newspapers were also started, namely Calcutta Gazette (), The Bengal Journal ().

- InRichard Johnson in Madras brought. Books shelved as ancient-persia: The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani, The Persian Expedition by Xenophon, Persian Fire: The First World Empire and.

Early Printing Presses in Calcutta and Persian Publishing The number of presses in Calcutta increased from just one inwhich printed one work, to 9 or 11 inwhich altogether printed 26 works. (See Table II). The dominant position during this period was enjoyed by the Company's Press which.

Persian in Colonial Calcutta From the s, the East India Company took an active interest in teaching Persian to its employees. Persian was the language of most record-keeping, formal correspondence and courts of law in northern India at the time, and. On 12 AprilRaja Rammohun Roy started India’s first Persian newspaper – the Mirat-ul-Akhbar.

An erudite Persian scholar and a tenacious social reformer, he believed in ‘searching for the truth through the light of discussion.’. On 29 JanuaryHickey's Bengal Gazette or the Calcutta General Advertiser became the first newspaper to be printed in India, and is an invaluable chronicle of.

The University library, at present, has a collection of more than ten lakh books. Besides books, the seven campuses of the University together possess more than 2 lakh volumes of bound Journals, and Ph.D. dissertations, proceedings of conferences, reports, maps, standards, patents, newspapers, manuscripts, microfilms, CD-ROMs.

still a matter of individuaL experiments. Lithographed. books-in. Persian started to come out regularly from the mids of the nineteenth century in Bombay, Lucknow, Kanpur, Calcutta, and Madras, and-fiom the late '1' in Agra, Lahore, and Delhi.

Fraser, Book. Jones, a candidate for the bar at the time, was later sent by the East India Company to Calcutta as a high court judge and continued to translate other Persian poets including Rumi.

About the Book. Exchange of ideas among Indian and European scholars in early nineteenth century Madras led to unprecedented new discoveries about the history, literatures, religi. Persian book printing in India.

Since the Persian language had been introduced as court language under the rule of the moguls, there were many Persian-speaking Muslims in India, among them also many people belonging to the aristocracy, who played an important role in. Originally published in –, the second edition of Fursat al-Dawlah Shīrāzī’s (–) important work on the ancient monuments of Persia was later published in the early Pahlavi period.

Six items including: a Persian grammar written for the author's children, published by the Calcutta School Book Society; the first translations of Molière's comedies into Arabic; an inscribed copy of the first grammar of Avestan published for use by Bombay’s Parsi community; and a very rare and important manuscript of al-Farabi's Kitab al-musiqi al-kabir, compiled for and annotated by.

The Persian reads: Darakht ban falsa, Shah Bulbul. The English translation goes: Falsa Tree with King’s Nightingale. Natural history and conservation experts have pointed out to Metro that the English names of the birds and flora in the two 18th century Calcutta paintings that were auctioned in Sweden on June 12 might not have been the best translation of their accurate Persian description.

The Press began its operations in Malda, miles north of Calcutta, and only shifted to Calcutta inwhen Wilkins was appointed the Persian and Bengali translator of the Committee of Revenue.

He printed about thirteen works. In the preface to Halhed's works Wilkins is lauded for having been metallurgist, engraver, founder and printer. Early life. Atkinson was born in Darlington, County Durham, England, the son of a showed at an early age a remarkable gift for languages and portraiture and was enabled by the kindness of a friend to study medicine at Edinburgh and London.

He first sailed to India in as Surgeon’s Mate on board a ship of the Honourable East India Company (HEIC). The Black Hole of Calcutta was a dungeon in Fort William, Calcutta measuring × ⁠metres (14 × 18 ⁠⁠feet), in which troops of Siraj ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal, held British prisoners of war the night of 20 June 58 John Zephaniah Holwell, one of the British prisoners and an employee of the East India Company, said that, after the fall of Fort William, the surviving.The Shahnameh (Persian: شاهنامه ‎, romanized: Šâhnâme pronounced [ʃɒːhnɒːˈme]; lit.

' 'The Book of Kings'') is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. and CE and is the national epic of Greater ting of s "distichs" or couplets (two-line verses), the Shahnameh is one of the world's longest epic poems.An English merchant house in Calcutta published this Persian newspaper.

Minute of Bayley 10 October.Home Public Consultation 7 October.NAI. See a partial collection in NAI. See also Sanial, S. C., ‘ The First Persian Newspapers in India,’ Islamic Culture 8 ( ): – Barns asserts that printed Persian.