Bombay Chronicle

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Bombay Chronicle was an English-language newspaper, published from Mumbai (then Bombay),[1] started in 1910 by Sir Pherozeshah Mehta (1845-1915), a prominent lawyer, who later became the president of the Indian National Congress in 1890,[2] and a member of the Bombay Legislative Council in 1893.[3] J. B. Petit had assisted Mehta in launching the newspaper and later went on to control the Indian Daily Mail.[4] From 1913 to 1919 it was edited by B. G. Horniman.[5]

It was an important Nationalist newspaper of its time, and an important chronicler of the political upheavals of a volatile pre-independent India.[6]

The newspaper closed down in 1959.[7]


  1. ^ WorldCat libraries
  2. ^ ROLE OF PRESS IN INDIA'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM Archived January 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Pherozeshah Mehta
  4. ^ Israel, Milton (1994). Communications and Power: Propaganda and the Press in the Indian Nationalist Struggle, 1920-1947. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-521-46763-6. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Essay on the History of Early Newspapers of Indian". Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Propaganda and the Press in the Indian National Struggle, 1920–1947
  7. ^ South Asian Newspapers on Microfilm Archived June 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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