Exploring Hicky: Bengal Gazette and Invention of Print Media in Colonial India

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The Central Library, Department of Media Science and Journalism, Department of Multimedia, Library of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Library of the Department of Law, Library of the Department of Nursing & the Department of English and Literary Studies of Brainware University were proud to jointly present a live online lecture titled 'Exploring Hicky: Bengal Gazette and Invention of Print Media in Colonial India' held on 29 January, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

The key speech on Hicky was delivered by Dr. Andrew Otis, PhD in Journalism from Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland. Ms. Moutusi Pal, Library Assistant, Central Library, Brainware University also spoke on the Calcutta Press set up by Hicky.

The event was an academically enriching one, and all the participants were enthused by the virtuosity and rigor on display. The speakers painted a compelling portrait of print, censorship and circulation in 18th century Bengal, and reminded the audience of the debt that contemporary print culture owes to the efforts of Hicky. "It was a very thought-provoking event, and we are looking forward to holding more such events for the flowering of the general intellectual atmosphere of the university," said Bandana Basu, Librarian, Central Library, BWU and one of the organizers of the event.