The Gandhian Influence on Malayalam Journalism

Gandhiji was a born journalist committed to social service. His journalistic activities influenced the Indian Press. As a part of it all major Malayalam newspapers during freedom struggle, associated with Mahatma Gandhi and his movement. They gave wide coverage to his operations and full support to his ideals. Malayala Manorama the highest circulated daily in Malayalam wrote respectful editorials on Gandhiji’s works in South Africa even before his arrival to Indian politics. Mathrubhumi the second highest circulated daily in the language adopted Gandhiji’s ‘Young India’ as the best model, when it was started. Kerala Kaumudi, the war drum of backward classes had high esteem and respect for Mahatma Gandhi. In this study, many interesting facts are presented on the influence of Gandhiji on Malayalam Journalism and the subject is analyzed thoroughly.

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