The Doon School Weekly

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The Doon School Weekly
The Doon School Weekly.jpg
Type Weekly student newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) The Doon School
Publisher Indian Public Schools' Society
Founded 1936 by Arthur Foot
Political alignment None
Language English
Headquarters The Doon School
Dehradun-248001
India
Circulation c. 1300
OCLC number 224047237
Website www.doonschoolweekly.com

The Doon School Weekly is a student newspaper produced by and for students of The Doon School. The Doon School Weekly is owned by Indian Public Schools' Society, which is the governing society of The Doon School. The newspaper's constitution grants the paper editorial independence.[1][2] Articles are written on any topic. There are comment articles on current affairs, reports on school trips, society meetings and concerts amongst other things as well as the results of school matches.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Doon School Weekly was established in 1936, a year after school's founding in 1935, by Arthur Foot. The Weekly is Doon's oldest publication.[3] Over its 75-year history, The Doon School Weekly has had a number of student contributors who went on to become authors, politicians and journalists. The list includes Man Booker prize nominee Amitav Ghosh (class of 1972); playwright, poet and novelist Vikram Seth (class of 1970); a number of staff writers for The Times of India newspaper such as Swaminathan Aiyar and veteran editor B G Verghese, including broadcaster Karan Thapar (class of 1971), historian Ramchandra Guha (class of 1973), and politician Mani Shankar Aiyar (class of 1967); and Hindi language writer Vishvjit Singh (class of 1964); Foreign Secretary Uma Shankar Bajpai (class of 1936); Wajahat Habibullah (class of 1963) and Inder Pal Khosla (class of 1954); television-presenter Prannoy Roy and Tejeshwar Singh (class of 1965); and Mahmood Farooqui (class of 1979).[4][5][6] The ranks of former Doon School Weekly contributors also include editors at The Economic Times, Forbes, and Foreign Affairs magazines, as well as reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Hindustan Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times and many other newspapers and magazines.[7][8]

In 1947, The Doon School Weekly received a mention in the Journal of the Royal Society of Arts.[9] Also, the articles of the Weekly have been cited by various authors. One such was in the book The Corporeal Image: Film, Ethnography, And The Senses by David McDougall and another Constructing Post-Colonial India: National Character and the Doon School by Sanjay Srivastava.[10][11]

Notable former editors[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b "Climb every mountain". The Hindu. 2002-02-24. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Headmaster's profile". Assamvalleyschool.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  3. ^ School:The Story of Doon (2010) p.12
  4. ^ Chhota Hazri Days:A Dosco's Yatra (2010) p.42
  5. ^ Chhota Hazri Days:A Dosco's Yatra (2010) p.153
  6. ^ The Doon School Chronicles (1996) p.55
  7. ^ 1975 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Journalism, Literature, and the Creative Communication Arts – Boobli George Verghese
  8. ^ First Draft: Witness to the Making of Modern India – B. G. Verghese – Google Books
  9. ^ doon school weekly bg verghese – Google Search
  10. ^ The Corporeal Image: Film, Ethnography, And The Senses – David MacDougall – Google Books
  11. ^ Psychology in International Perspective: 50 Years of the International ... – Uwe Peter Gielen, Leonore Loeb Adler – Google Books
  12. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.24
  13. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.24
  14. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.24
  15. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.25
  16. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.27
  17. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.25
  18. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.25
  19. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.25
  20. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.28
  21. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.28
  22. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.33
  23. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.33
  24. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.33
  25. ^ 'History of the Weekly', The Doon School (2009) p.32

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