Friday, May 30, 2014

Hindi newspaper from 1925

Found this piece of newspaper from 1925 CE. It was used to wrap a book (that was not a Sanskrit book). But these are the kind of nostalgic treasure trough one finds when visiting back to the rural roots.

For those who cannot read devanagari, some points are :

  1. Hindi daily from Kolkata (Calcutta), printed on 23 March 1925
  2. The mission statement says - "dharme te dhIyatAm buddhir_manas_te-mahad_astu cha" That is, roughly, "May your intellect be steadfast in dharma, and your heart be magnanimous" from Mahabharata.
  3. Catastrophe in America - referring to the Tri-State Tornado.  As of the news 300 killed in Frankfurt, 150 in Murphysboro, Perry was wiped out, 2700 injured.
  4. Lord Curzon died in London.
  5. Freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose arrested.
  6. Mahatma Gandhi visits Madras (Chennai).
  7. 2 dead, 12 houses damaged in Mandale fire in a godown of dry tea.
  8. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya bought Hindustan Times for 50,000 Rupees in 1925.

(c) shashikant joshi । शशिकांत जोशी । ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः ।
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