Hicky's Bengal Gazette

Hicky's Bengal Gazette  (English, Paperback, Otis Andrew)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India
    • Genre: History
    • ISBN: 9780143459330, 0143459333
    • Pages: 336
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    Late eighteenth-century Calcutta. The British are well-ensconced in Bengal, but not yet an empire. Indian princes pose a danger to the East India Company's plans of commerce and domination. Warren Hastings, the British governor-general, is attempting to consolidate his power in the Company. Johann Zacharias Kiernander is on a mission to convert heathen souls in a land far from his native Sweden though he is not averse to lining his pockets while doing 'God's work'. Into this steaming cauldron of skullduggery and intrigue walks James Augustus Hicky, a wild Irishman seeking fame and fortune. Sensing an opportunity, he decides to establish a newspaper, the first of its kind in South Asia. In two short years, his endeavour threatens to lay bare the murky underside of the early British empire. Does it succeed? This is the story of the forces Hicky came up against, the corrupt authorities determined to stop him and of his resourcefulness. The product of five years of research by Andrew Otis in the archives of India, UK and Germany, Hicky's Bengal Gazette: The Story of India's First Newspaper is an essential and compelling addition to the history of subcontinental journalism.
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    • Andrew Otis holds a PhD in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He spent five years researching and writing this book, first as a Joseph P. O'Hern scholar and then as a Fulbright Fellow in Kolkata, India. He lives in Washington D.C. For more about him, you can visit andrewotis.com.
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