Question: In what way did print culture affect the reformers? Explain with examples.
1. At the end of the 20th century (1920) many newspapers were published apart from James Augustus Hickey’s Bengal Gazette.
2. These newspapers contained articles of many nationalist leaders who moved and inspired the population of India.
3. All the diverse communities of India got connected through the print media, thus the print carried people and their identity from one place to another creating pan-Indian identities.
4. The views of reformers like Gangadhar Tilak and Raja Ram Mohan Roy were now read by public.
5. The newspapers highlighted the misrule and the cruelties of the British rule.
6. The newspaper wrote in different languages so people from all the regions in India could understand. This led to the awareness regarding the British Rule, and resulted in widespread movement in India in 1857.