The September 22, 1889 front page of
The newspaper was started by a collaboration of many Armenian writers including Arpiar Arpiarian. It was a literary and political newspaper with democratic tendencies. It subsequently attracted numerous writers who would eventually form the core of the Armenian realism movement. The paper became a prestigious opinion maker and was published uninterruptedly until the Armenian genocide of 1915.
- Hrant Asadour
- Zabel Sibil Asadour
- Arshag Chobanian
- Piuzant Kechian
- Msho Kegham
- Vahan Malezian
- Hrand Nazariantz
- Levon Pashalian
- Karapet Utudjian
- Krikor Zohrab
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- Panossian, Razmik (2006). The Armenians: from kings and priests to merchants and commissars ([Online-Ausg.]. ed.). New York: Columbia Univ. Press. p. 139. ISBN 9780231139267. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- Rowe, Victoria (2003). A history of Armenian women's writing, 1880-1922. London: Cambridge Scholars. p. 9. ISBN 9781904303237.