Chronicles of the Camas

For the last 88 years, ownership of the Mumbai Samachar has remained with the Cama family
Berjis Desai

The Mumbai na Shamachar made its debut in 1822, nearly 42 years after the advent of Indian journalism. For the first decade of its existence it was a weekly published every Monday. In 1832 it experimented as a daily and was renamed the Bombay Samachar.  However it was compelled to become a bi-weekly after a year and was published on Sundays and Wednesdays for the next 20 years. In 1855 it became a daily and was renamed Mumbai Samachar. Barring a brief period in 1841when two Maharashtrian brothers, Janardan and Vinayak Vasudev who were fluent in Gujarati, were appointed editors,......

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