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The role of the newspaper in the Indian struggle for independence

Answer :

1. Newspapers played a vital role in creating social awareness and insisted on the need for achieving independence from the clutches of the British.

2. The newspapers advocated social reforms among the masses to make them stand united in the freedom struggle.

3. The newspaper ‘Kesari’ started by Balgangadhar Tilak raised slogans like ’Swaraj is my birth right, and I shall have it.’ These revolutionized the minds of many Indians.

4. The newspapers strongly criticized the British Government for its brutality.

5. Many other newspapers like ‘Darpan’ started by Balshastri Jambhekar, ‘Prabhakar’ by Bhau Mahajan all aimed at promoting fire against the British.

6. Newspapers like ‘Induprakash’ supported social reforms like widow remarriage.

7. The newspapers at the time of freedom struggle invited political participation from the remote masses also.

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