Introduction to Sindhi News Media
Sindhi language’s roots date back to centuries ago. It is one of the major languages spoken in Pakistan as well as in some parts of India by the Sindhi community. However, despite its deep-rooted cultural history, it is often overshadowed by the mainstream media of Urdu, Hindi and English in both the countries. Sindhi language has been used for communicated for a long time. Talking about its history, it is an Indo-Aryan language belonging to the historical Sindh region in the Northern part of Indian Subcontinent. The name Sindhi is derived from the word Sindhu, which is the original name of river Indus. In India, it is majorly spoken by Sindhi communities residing in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Sindhi media in India is not as diverse as Hindi and English media. However, there are several publications that are consumed by Sindhi readers on a regular basis. The first Sindhi printing began in 1848 while the first Sindhi book was published in 1858.
While 1838 was the first recorded date of publication of Sindhi printing, it is said that it existed before then as well. Sindhi print media came into existence as a result of rising Sindhi nationalism specifically. Several Sindhi newspapers were founded and are published ever since reflecting the interests of readers. Among all, the most popular Sindhi newspapers include Akhand Sindhu Sansar, Chingoon, Dainik Farz, Dile Sindh, Gruhini Geeta, Hindu, etc.
Sindhi Newspapers in India
Below is a list of Sindhi newspapers in India that are read regularly by the Sindhi community of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Akhand Sindhu Sansar
Akhand Sindhu Sansar is a Sindhi language newspaper of India, published from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It is headed by Gyanchand Lalwani as its Editor. The newspaper is published on a monthly basis and is most popular Sindhi newspaper in India in terms of readership.
Aman-e-Hind is one of the most read Sindhi newspapers in India in terms of circulation. It is mostly read by Sindhi community of India. Published from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, it is edited by Dev Jhurani.
Chingoon is a Sindhi weekly newspaper published from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is headed by Shri Mahesh H. Panjabi as its editor and is available in the market at a nominal price of Rs. 1.00
Dainik Farz is a Sindhi language newspaper in India. It is published in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the few Sindhi newspapers in India that are published daily. It is edited by Sanjay Rajesh Udhwani.
Dile Sindh is a fortnightly newspaper published in Sindhi language in India. It is published from Delhi under the leadership of Mahesh Chhabaria. It was founded in 1987 with a goal to promote Sindhi language and culture in India.
Gruhini Geeta is a Sindhi language newspaper published fortnightly from Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. It is headed by Chanderbhai H. Chhabaria.
Hindu is one of the few Sindhi newspapers that are published on a daily basis. Its headquarters are situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The editor of Hindu is Shri Kishan Varyani.
Hindiwasi is the oldest Sindhi newspaper in India. It is published weekly from Mumbai, Maharashtra. It publishes news stories related to topics like politics, recipes, literature, etc.
Mahraan is a Sindhi weekly published from Sindhunagar, Mumbai. The editor of this publication is Hari Tanwani ‘Nimano’.
Rashtriya Prem is a weekly Sindhi newspaper in India with its headquarters in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is edited by Motiram T. Ramchandani.
Sabh Jo Bhalo
Sabh Jo Bhalo is a Sindhi language newspaper published weekly from Katni, Madhya Pradesh. The editor of this monthly is Ghanshyam Bellani.
Sachai is a weekly Sindhi newspaper published from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is published mainly for the Sindhi community of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. It is edited by Murli K. Goplani.
Sanwad Sindhi is a Sindhi daily published from New Delhi, India. The editor of this Sindhi publication is Shrikant Bhatia.
Sindh Panchayat Samachar
Sindh Panchayat Samachar is a fortnightly newspaper published from Neemach, Madhya Pradesh. It is headed by Kamal Vardhani as its editor.
Sindh Ahiwal is a weekly Sindhi newspaper published from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is edited by Suresh C. Ahuja and Naresh C. Ahuja.
Sindhi Bandhu is a fortnightly Sindhi newspaper of India published from Ahmedabad. It is headed by Haresh Bhagwani and Nirmal Bhagwani as its editor.
Sindhi Deewana is a fortnightly Sindhi newspaper published from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is headed by Reshma C. Chhabaria as its editor.
Sindhi Gulistan is one of the few daily Sindhi newspapers of India. It is published from New Delhi and headed by Anjali Tulsiani as its editor.
Sindhi Sadabahar is a monthly Sindhi newspaper of India. It has its headquarters located in Rajkot, Gujarat. The editor of Sindhi Sadabahar is Jayant Dhanrajani and Dhirwani Umesh.
Sindhi Times is a weekly Sindhi newspaper of India published from Ulhasnagar. It is headed by Narayan Bharti as its editor.
Sindhu Awaj is a Sindhi quarterly newspaper which is published four times a year. It is published from its headquarters located in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. It is headed by Omprakash Omi.
Sindhu Gaurav is a Sindhi fortnightly newspaper published from Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is edited by Dilip Parwani.
Sindhu Halchal is a Sindhi newspaper published everyday from Damoh, Madhya Pradesh. It is headed by Sajay Rohra as its editor.
Sindhu Parag is a popular Sindhi newspaper published once a month. It is published from its headquarters in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. The editor of this newspaper Vijay Thawani.
Sindhudee is a Sindhi newspaper published monthly from Nagpur, Madhya Pradesh. It is headed by Tulsi Setya and Kishore Lalwani.
Zindagi Samachar is a Sindhi language newspaper of India published everyday from its headquarters in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is headed by Dilipraj S. Ramrakhlani as its editor.
Zindagi is a Sindhi newspaper published weekly from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The publication of this newspaper is overseen by Shyam Ramrakhiani as its editor.
While Sindhi is one of the most prominently spoken language in Pakistan, in India, it is on a decline in terms of media. Apart from handful of weekly newspapers, there are few of Sindhi newspapers that are up and thriving. Most of the Sindhi newspapers in India are dwindling in circulation as well as popularity. The Sindhi publications in India are confined to Sindhi speaking population of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Mumbai and Delhi.
Above it the list of Sindhi newspapers of India with most of the popular publications combined. We have thoroughly evaluated the Sindhi media scenario in India and collated this list. However, we are always looking for suggestions and contributions to further enrich this article. If you are a current or former journalist at an Indian media firm, you can provide us inputs to improve the accuracy of this article. Please help us with your answers for the below-mentioned questions in the comment section.
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