When was the first Hindi newspaper published in India?
The first Hindi newspaper in India was the Udant Martand, published on May 30, 1826 in Calcutta. It was printed with a wooden press and was the first newspaper to be printed in the Devanagari script. The newspaper was founded by Pt. Jugal Kishore Shukul, a scholar of Sanskrit, Hindi, Persian and Urdu and was published until 1832. Udant Martand was followed by a number of other Hindi newspapers, including the Samachar Sudhavarshan (1832), the Hindustan (1840) and the Hindostanee Courier (1842). These early Hindi newspapers played an important role in the development of the language and literature of India.