I came across a good article about Indian Newspapers and I would like to share about this here. As per survey in 2001, India had 45,974 newspapers, including 5364 daily newspapers published in over 100 languages. The largest number of about 20,589 newspapers were published in Hindi while the second largest number7, 596 in English. That year the third largest number was 2,943 in language Marathi. The other languages news papers were Urdu (2,906), Bengali (2,741), Gujarati (2,215), Tamil (2,119), Kannada (1,816), Malayalam (1,505) and Telugu (1,289). Malayala Manorama is the largest circulated daily newspaper in India. There are several major publishing groups in India; the most prominent among them are the Times of India Group, the Indian Express Group, the Hindustan Times Group, The Hindu group and some more. The Hindi daily press has a circulation of over 23 million copies, followed by English with over 8 million copies. In 1878, The Hindu was founded, and played a vital role in promoting the cause of Indian independence from the colonial yoke. Its founder, Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, was a lawyer, and his son, K Srinivasan assumed editorship of this pioneering newspaper during for the first half of the 20th century. Today this paper enjoys the highest circulation in South India, and is among the top five nationally.