Young India
Young India

Young India was a weekly paper or journal in English started by Mahatma Gandhi. Through this work, he desired to popularise India's demand of self-government or Swaraj.[1]

It was published by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from 1919 to 1931.[2]

Gandhi wrote various quotations in this journal that inspired many. He used Young India to spread his unique ideology and thoughts regarding the use of nonviolence in organising movements and to urge readers to consider, organise, and plan for India's eventual independence from Britain.

A Young India copy from 1919
A Young India copy from 1919

In 1933 Gandhi started publishing a weekly newspaper, Harijan, in English. Harijan, which means "People of God", and was also Gandhi's term for the untouchable caste - lasted until 1948. During this time Gandhi also published Harijan Bandu in Gujarati, and Harijan Sevak in Hindi. All three papers focused on India's and the world's social and economic problems.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Welcome to National Book Trust India".
  2. ^ "History of Mass Media" (PDF). University of Calicut. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  3. ^ V. N. Narayanan, "Mahatma Gandhi - Peerless Communicator" (on Gandhi as a journalist).

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