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Bengaluru, December 3,2016: Sudharma – India’s only newspaper published in Sanskrit – fights for survival.

Started in the year 1970, the newspaper is published from the city of Mysore in Karnataka. Kalale Nadadur Varadaraja Iyengar introduced the newspaper with the aim to develop the language, Sanskrit.


The majority of the subscribers of the newspaper are Sanskrit scholars and students. It is circulated to academic institutions via post.

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But, currently, the 46 year old newspaper is facing a financial problem which questions its survival. The profit from the newspaper is negligible but for K.V Sampath Kumar, the editor of the newspaper and son of Mr. Iyengar, it is hard enough to discontinue the paper.


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Sudharma has about 3000 subscribers in cities such as Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam etc. The newspaper has few readers from countries such as US and Japan. It has and annual subscription fee of Rs. 400 in India and the overseas subscription fee is of $50. Following the current trends of online journalism, the newspaper also has an electronic version.

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Mr. Kumar, the editor of Sudharma has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the assistance but there has been no response yet. The newspaper also published an appeal in the newspaper requesting donations for its survival from the public.

According to The Hindu report, the editor of the newspaper is not yet ready to give up because of his passion for journalism and Sanskrit. He wants to give the newspaper a complete makeover to increase the circulation of Sudharma. With modern day gadgets and accessories, the newspaper needs to buy an imported single colour offset machine which would cost over 2 lakhs. For this, he has requested for the government’s and general public’s help.

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