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Who started the newspaper known as the Indian Mirror?

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Devendra Nath Tagore started the Indian Mirror newspaper in early 1862. This newspaper was published in English. Tagore was born in 1817. He helped found the Brahmo religion. He was a religious reformer and a Hindu philosopher. He was moved significantly by the death of his grandmother. After her death, he began to think more deeply about life. He formed the Tattvadodhini Sabha and merged it with the Brahmo Sabha. He was a very important person in rejuvenating Hinduism. He is considered one of India’s most important religious thinkers. He also believed in democracy and was a philanthropist.

Tagore was married and had many children. He also wrote a book in 1850 called Brahmo Dharma. This book deals with monotheistic concepts and rationality. It rejects the worship of idols. He lived until the age of 87 and died in 1905.

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I've found a few references to a newspaper called the Indian Mirror. The most common answer to your question of who founded the Indian Mirror is Devendra Nath Tagore. Tagore was born in 1817 in Bangladesh and died in 1905. He was a philosopher and religious reformer.  In 1843 he formed a religious movement called Brahmo Samaj, a reformist movement of Hinduism. Brahmo Samaj is monotheistic; its members worship the god Brahman. From what I can gather the Indian Mirror was first published in 1861 with a new edition coming out every two weeks. In 1871 it became a daily newspaper and was published through 1901. The newspaper dealt with political, moral and religious issues in Bangladesh and India. It was written in English. 

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Manmohan Ghosh started the Indian Mirror in 1861 and edited it until 1862. He was a lawyer, political reformer and the leader of Indian National Congress which was established to serve as a mouthpiece for Indian politicians to communicate with their British rulers. Born and raised in Krishnanagar, he later left for England to participate in the Indian Civil Service examination. Although this was unsuccessful he joined Lincoln’s Inn and completed his Bar-at-law. It was back in Calcutta that he established himself as a lawyer. He supported women’s education and wrote extensively about social and political issues. He was also an activist as seen in his article published in the Hindu Patriot where he protests the oppression of indigo farmers.

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A quick internet search for the founders of Indian Mirror newspaper leads to different answers. While many links point to Devendra Nath Tagore, Wikipedia has a more detailed answer on this. 

According to Wikipedia, the Indian Mirror was founded by Monomohun Ghosh and Keshub Chandur Sen around 1861-1862. The two met while Monomohun Ghosh was a student at the Presidency College in Calcutta, India.

It is also interesting to note that the Indian Mirror was among the first Indian newspapers. The founder, Monomohun Ghosh, is no less distinguished. He, along with Satyendranath Tagore, was the first Indian to appear for Indian Civil Services (though he failed in both his attempts). He is also one of the founders of the Indian National Congress, the party that led India to independence.

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Monomohun Ghosh and Keshub Chandur Sen

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Devendra Nath Tagore

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keshab sen in 1861

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narendra nath sen in british india

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I've searched for the Indian mirror newspaper and I found out many links which guided me to a series of newspapers, among them: 'Indian Express", 'India Express","India Times","India Today", "India Connect" etc., but I didn't found anywhere Indian mirror, except the site, founded in 1998, where all specific informations about India are described in here.

The conciever of this site was Nirmala Stanley but now he has so many partners which develop continuously the content of the site, in order to offer complete and up-to-date information about India of nowadays.