This is a list of the top newspapers in India by circulation. These figures include both print and digital subscriptions, are compiled by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The figures include normal print editions, branded print editions (e.g., regional editions or editions tailored for commuters), and digital subscriptions (e.g., for tablet computers or restricted-access).

Circulation figures try to estimate the number of copies sold, while readership figures are usually higher as they tend to estimate the number of people who actually read the newspaper. Typically, readership tends to be 2.5 times circulation, though this may be higher or lower depending on individual cases.[1][2]


Average Qualifying Sales[3]
S.No Newspaper Owner Language Headquarters June - December (2019) Nameplate
1 Dainik Bhaskar D B Corp Hindi Bhopal 4,579,051
Dainik Bhaskar Logo.svg
2 Dainik Jagran Jagran Prakashan Ltd. Hindi Kanpur 3,614,162
Dainik Jagran newspaper logo.jpg
3 The Times of India The Times Group English Mumbai 2,880,144
The times of india.svg
4 Malayala Manorama Malayala Manorama Company Limited Malayalam Kottayam 2,308,612
5 Amar Ujala Amar Ujala

Publications Ltd.

Hindi Noida 2,261,990
Amar Ujala Logo.png
6 Hindustan HT Media Hindi New Delhi 2,221,566
7 Rajasthan Patrika Hindi Jaipur 1,788,420
Rajasthan Patrika Logo.svg
8 Eenadu Ramoji Group Telugu Hyderabad 1,614,105
Eenadu front page logo new.png
9 Dina Thanthi Thanthi Trust Tamil Chennai 1,472,948
10 The Hindu The Hindu Group English Chennai 1,415,792
11 Sakal Marathi Pune 1,263,955
Sakal Masthead.jpg
12 Mathrubhumi The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd Malayalam Kozhikode 1,230,778
13 Punjab Kesari Hindi Jalandhar 1,105,851
14 Patrika Hindi Jaipur 1,095,144
Rajasthan Patrika Logo.svg
15 Hindustan Times English New Delhi 1,072,966
Hindustan Times logo.svg
16 Sakshi Telugu Hyderabad 1,064,661
Sakshi newspaper logo.png
17 Ananda Bazar Patrika Bengali Kolkata 1,046,607
আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকার লোগো.svg
18 Divya Bhaskar Gujarati Ahmedabad 792,022
Divya Bhaskar (2019-11-01).svg
19 Dinamalar Tamil Chennai 768,300
20 Vijayavani Kannada Hubli 757,119
21 Vijay Karnataka Kannada Bengaluru 673,639
22 Pudhari Marathi Kolhapur 669,998
23 Andhra Jyothi Telugu Hyderabad 664,352
Andhra Jyothi newspaper logo.png
24 Bartaman Bengali Kolkata 635,296
Bartaman head.jpg
25 Deshabhimani Malayalam Trivandrum 568,039
26 Prajavani Kannada Bengaluru 478,374
27 The Economic Times English Mumbai 359,142
The Economic Times logo.svg
28 The Telegraph English Kolkata 352,972
The Telegraph India.png
29 The Speaking Tree English New Delhi 318,687[4]
30 Udayavani Kannada Manipal 278,236
31 Ei Samay Sangbadpatra Bengali Kolkata 243,273

See also


  1. ^ "Circulation vs readership". The basics of selling newspaper advertising. McLinnis and associates. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period Jul –Dec 2018" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Highest Circulated Dailies, Weeklies & Magazines amongst Member Publications (across languages)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Highest Circulated amongst ABC Member Publications (across languages)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulation.