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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 Language Headquarters June - December (2019) Nameplate
1 Dainik Bhaskar Hindi Bhopal 4,579,051
Dainik Bhaskar Logo.svg
2 Dainik Jagran Hindi Kanpur 3,614,162
3 The Times of India English Mumbai 2,880,144
The times of india.svg
4 Malayala Manorama Malayalam Kottayam 2,308,612
5 Amar Ujala Hindi Noida 2,261,990
Amar Ujala Logo.png
6 Hindustan Dainik Hindi New Delhi 2,221,566
7 Rajasthan Patrika Hindi Rajasthan 1,788,420
Rajasthan Patrika Logo.svg
8 Eenadu Telugu Hyderabad 1,614,105
Eenadu front page logo new.png
9 Dina Thanthi Tamil Chennai 1,472,948
10 The Hindu English Chennai 1,415,792
11 Sakal Marathi Pune 1,263,955
Sakal Masthead.jpg
12 Mathrubhumi 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
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29 Udayavani Kannada Manipal 278,236
30 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.