South Asian newspapers online 1864-1922

The University of Cambridge now has trial access to the South Asian newspapers online 1864-1922 resource up to 24 November 2016.

Access to the trial is via this URL:

Please send feedback to:, keeping ‘South Asian newspaper database 1864-1922’ in the subject line.

This collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.

Newspapers included are: Tribune (Lahore), Pioneer (Allahabad), Madras Mail (Madras), Leader (Allahabad), Kayasare India (Bombay), Indian People (Allahabad), Ceylon Observer (Colombo), Bankura Darpan (Bankura) and Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta).

“The Bengal Soaps yield to none in fragrance and delightful sensation.  They are managed in a right Scientific way under purely indigeneous control by the Bengal Soap Factory, 64.1 Mechuar Bazar Road, Calcutta, Your Swadeshism will be of little avail if you do not purchase these Soaps.”

Indian People, October 25, 1906, p. 7.


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