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Robert Knight: Reforming Editor in Victorian India

Edwin Hirschmann


This volume is a historical biography of Robert Knight — a pioneering editor and the founder of the Times of India in Bombay and the Statesman in Calcutta — and covers his entire life from 1825–1890. It outlines the history of two major newspapers of the present era. Robert Knight was one of the ardent critics of colonial rule during the late nineteenth century and made the press a part of political process in India. This book examines the making of the reforming editor, London background, editorship and creation of Times of India, ill-fated move to Calcutta, launching of the Statesman, the Lo ... More

Keywords: Robert Knight, newspaper editor, Times of India, Statesman, colonial rule, Orientalism, public communication system, press

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195696226
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edwin Hirschmann, author
Towson University, USA