|Owner||Malayala Manorama Group|
Malayala Manorama (Malayalam: മലയാള മനോരമ) is a daily newspaper, in Malayalam language, published in the state of Kerala, India. According to World Association of Newspapers, as of 2011, it holds a position as top 11th most circulating newspaper in the world, 3rd largest circulating newspapers in India (behind The Times of India and Dainik Jagran) and number one in Kerala. It was first published as a weekly on 14 March 1890, and currently has a readership of over 20 million (with a circulation base of over 1.9 million copies). The Malayalam word "manorama" roughly translates to "entertainer".
The Week (India), an Indian weekly, is also brought out by the Manorama Group. Manorama Yearbook is another yearly publication by the Kottayam–Kozhikode-based Manorama Group. It has 32 publications all over India in five languages (English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Bengali).
The Malayalam Manorama was founded on March 14, 1888 by Kandathil Varghese Mappillai. A joint stock publishing company, destined to acquire the status of the first joint stock publishing company of Republic of India, was incorporated by in 1888 by Kandathil Varghese Mappillai at Kottayam[third-party source needed], then a small town in the Kingdom of Travancore, currently, a part of Kerala state, India. The first issue of Malayala Manorama was published on March 22, 1890 from the press owned by Malankara Metropolitan Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysious II of the Syrian Orthodox Church. The name Malayala Manorama was chosen by the poet, Raghavan Nambiar, Villuvarvattathu from Tiruvalla. Kerala Varma granted the symbol which is a part of the Travancore kingdom symbol. In a period of two years, from the date of incorporation until the publication commenced, the company witnessed several challenges[vague]. Presently, it also publishes several other publications, including the English news magazine The Week (the-week.com), the women's mag Vanitha (in Malayalam and Hindi), an information oriented monthly called 'Tell Me Why', a comic magazine Balarama and the men's lifestyle magazine The Man (www.theman.in). The group has also diversified into Entertainment and News Television (Mazhavil Manorama, Manorama News), Radio (Radio Mango), internet (manoramaonline.com)and programming (Manorama Vision). On the occasion of its 125th year jubilee, Indian Postal Department has issued a commemorative stamp which was released by Sri. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India.
Printing centres (known as Editions)
In Kerala state
In rest of India
In United Arab Emirates
- 1888: Malayala Manorama founded
- 1890: First issue of Malayala Manorama was published on 14 March
- 1892 Publication of Bhashaposhini commenced
- 1901: Malayala Manorama becomes bi-weekly
- 1904: Kandathil Varghese Mappillai, the key figure passes away on 6 July
- 1915: Malayala Manorama commences publication of daily World War I supplements
- 1918: Malayala Manorama becomes triweekly on 2 July
- 1928: Malayala Manorama becomes a daily from 2 July
- 1929: On 29 May, Akhila Kerala Balajana Sakhyam formed
- 1930: Malayala Manorama's first Annual Number appears
- 1937: Commencement of Malayala Manorama Weekly from 8 August
- 1938: Travancore state proscribes Malayala Manorama on 10 September
- 1938: On 14 September an issue of Malayala Manorama emerged from Cochin appearing to be printed at the Kunnamkulam press of Orthodox church. But this issue was actually printed by the then Malayalam Newspaper by name Uthara Tharaka at their press known by the name Bhasha Bhooshanam Press, in North Parur. Sequel to this Uthara Tharaka was forced to close down. Uthara Tharaka was owned and published by Kulangara Paily Ittyachan the father-in-law of K C Varghese Mapillai the youngest brother of K C Mammen Mappillai.
- 1939: K. C. Mammen Mappillai was convicted and imprisoned on trumpeted charges of corruption and fraud
- 1941: Mammen Mappilla released after being absolved of all false cases[original research?]
- 1947: From 29 November, Malayala Manorama re-commences regular publication
- 1950: Installation of the first rotary press
- 2007: Becomes the only regional language daily in India to cross 15 lakh copies.
- 2012: A new printing unit added to the group from Alappuzha district.
|Balarama Amar Chitra Katha||Fortnightly||Malayalam||Comics|
|Bhashaposhini||Monthly||Malayalam||Arts & Literature|
|The Man||Monthly||English||Men's lifestyle|
|Manorama Weekly||Weekly||Malayalam||General interest|
|Tell Me Why||Monthly||English||Children|
|Watch Time India||Monthly||English||Technology|
|The Week||Weekly||English||News & General interest|
- K.M. Mathew
- Annamma Mathew
- Palathulli (water conservation campaign)
- List of newspapers in India by circulation
- List of newspapers in the world by circulation
- Sangeeta Tanwar. IRS 2010 Q1: Dailies in Kerala lose readers after gaining in the last round. Afaqs.com
- "Speech By The President Of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee On The Occasion Of 125th Anniversary Celebrations Of The Malayala Manorama". Retrieved 19 April 2013.
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