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James Hicky’s campaign against Warren Hastings, the first governor general of India, led to his eventual impeachment when he returned to England.(Courtesy Westland)

Review: Hicky’s Bengal Gazette; The Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper by Andrew Otis

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 09:04 PM IST
Andrew Otis’ book on Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, India’s first newspaper, fuses the biography of its remarkable editor with the biography of his time
British Governor General Warren Hastings, circa 1783-1794, who sued Hicky.
British Governor General Warren Hastings, circa 1783-1794, who sued Hicky.

Excerpt: Hicky’s Bengal Gazette; The Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper by Andrew Otis

Hindustan Times | By Andrew Otis
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 09:56 PM IST
James Augustus Hicky’s ‘Bengal Gazette’ was India’s first newspaper. This excerpt, which features the chapter entitled ‘Open to All Parties, but Influenced by None’, presents Hicky’s character, interests and motivations
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