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The Free Hindusthan (April 1908)
The first issue of The Free Hindustan, described as "An Organ of Freedom, and of Political, Social and Religious Reform," published from Vancouver, British Columbia in April 1908. The issue begins with a report on a mass meeting held in Vancouver on March 22, in which "natives of Hindusthan" protested the unjust treatment of dominion and home governments. The report notes that the protest was "attended by all classes of people but no white man was present." A note and signature is written on the top corner by editor and publisher Taraknath Das.
The issue includes several other editorials: "Our National Life is At Stake," "Famine in Hindusthan and the Only Remedy," "The Russian Measures in Hindusthan," "To The Followers of Bande Mataram," and "A Lesson from the German Revolution of 1849." Of note, the editors also express gratitude to the Gaelic-American of New York, for "representing the cause of Hindusthan for years in the United States."
Date: April 1908
Source: The Free Hindusthan
Creator: Taraknath Das
Item History: 2011-09-01 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)
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