Daily Archives: 21 July 2007

India’s only Sanskrit daily newspaper turns 38

It was started by Kalale Nadadur Varadaraja Iyengar in Mysore on 14 July 1970. The reason: to make use of the Sanskrit types lying idle with him The objective: to cater to scholars who desired to read a newspaper in the language they loved.

For 38 years, it has been published from the Brahmin enclave of Ramachandra Agrahara without a break. The print order is a very modest 2,000 copies, much of it reaching readers near and far by mail. The annual subscription is Rs 250.

Muralidhara Khajane reports on Sudharma, India’s only Sanskrit daily that turned 38 last Sunday in today’s Hindu, with Iyengar’s son K.V. Sampath Kumar now in the editorial saddle.

Read the full story here: Keeping Sanskrit alive

Related story: Fighting against odds to keep daily afloat