Baleswar Sambada Bahika

This newspaper started from Baleswar in 1868 as ‘Bodhadayini and Baleswar Sambada Bahika’. After three years of publication it became a fortnightly from the earlier monthly and changed its name to ‘Baleswar Sambada Bahika’ only. Fakir Mohan was the first editor and Gobind Chandra Pattnaik, Jagan Mohan Pattnaik and others edited it later. In addition to carrying the current news it published articles on social and economic issues. Book reviews, discussions on language and textbooks, and other stimulating essays were also featured in it.

Baleswar Sambada Bahika Index

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Volume (Year) Volume (Year)
2-10 (1872-1877) 11 (1878)
12 (1879) 13 (1880)
14 (1881) 15 (1882)
16 (1883) 17 (1884)
18 (1885) 19 (1886)
21 (1888) 22 (1889)