Answer in Brief
Explain the contribution of Balshastri Jambhekar in Marathi Journalism?
- Balshastri Jambhekar worked in the field of print news.
- He is referred to as the ‘First Editor’ by virtue of his being the editor of the first Marathi newspaper. He started the newspaper ‘Darpan’ in 1832 in Mumbai.
- The news printed in Darpan can be reviewed to know about the political, economical, social, and cultural events of those times which are important in Historiography.
- 6th January, the birth date of Balshastri Jambhekar, who was the editor of the first Marathi newspaper ‘Darpan’, is observed in Maharashtra as the Journalists’ Day.
Concept: History of Mass Media
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