Nava Kaal
PublisherNilkanth Khadilkar
Political alignmentPro-Congres
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Navakal (Devnagari नवा काळ) is a Marathi daily newspaper. It is based in Mumbai, the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Its owner editor is Nilkanth Khadilkar.[1] Robin Jeffery has called Khadilkar one of the most remarkable and self-reliant owners of small newspapers.[2] In the context of pre-independence Mumbai, it has been described as a Congress paper,[3] contemporarily it has been considered to be aligned with the Shiv Sena.[4] In 1999 Nava Kaal had a circulation share of 8% and a readership share of 27% for all of Maharashtra,[5] in the 1950s Nava Kaal's circulation under Nilkanth Khadilkar's father had fallen to 800 and the paper was nearly closed.[2]


In 1921, after Tilak's death, Lokmanya was founded by his admirers. Krushnaji Prabhakar Khadilkar assumed its editorship. In 1923 he resigned because of his support of Gandhi's position in division of nationalist political opinion, under opposition from the promoters who rejected it. In March 1923 Khadilkar started his own newspaper Navakal, which "supported Gandhi's programme" and its editorials "preached Gandhi's philosophy.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "Agarkar journalism award for Nilkanth Khadilkar". Sakal Times. Sakal Media Group. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b Jeffrey, Robin (12 April 2000). India's newspaper revolution: capitalism, politics, and the Indian-language press, 1977-99. Hurst. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-1-85065-434-6. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  3. ^ James H. Mills (2005). Subaltern sports: politics and sport in South Asia. Anthem Press. pp. 103–. ISBN 978-1-84331-168-3. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  4. ^ Richard D. Connerney (1 June 2009). The upside-down tree: India's changing culture. Algora Publishing. pp. 159–. ISBN 978-0-87586-649-9. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  5. ^ Vir Bala Aggarwal; V. S. Gupta (1 January 2001). Handbook of journalism and mass communication. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 78–. ISBN 978-81-7022-880-6. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  6. ^ National Centre for the Performing Arts (India) (1972). Quarterly journal. [Bombay]. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  7. ^ Trimbak Krishna Tope; Maharashtra State Board for Literature & Culture (1986). Bombay and Congress movement. Maharashtra State Board for Literature and Culture. Retrieved 15 February 2012.