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Times of India, The

The Times of India is India’s largest circulating daily English newspaper. This entry describes the emergence and development of The Times of India.

The Times of India in the Colonial Period

The Times of India began its operation under the colonial rule. Before printing its daily edition in 1850, The Times of India was a biweekly newspaper called The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce, which had been published from Bombay (Mumbai) since November 1838. In May 1861, the editor of The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce, Robert Knight, renamed the newspaper The Times of India, making it a pan–Indian subcontinental newspaper. In 1892, a joint stock company called Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL) was set up after the then editor T. J. Bennett partnered ...

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