Fardunjee Marzban

Journalist, Deceased Person

1787 – 1847

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Who was Fardunjee Marzban?

Fardunjee Marzaban or Fardoonjee Marazban was, among other things, a printer and a newspaper editor. He established the first vernacular printing press in Mumbai. He also started India’s oldest running periodical called the Bombay Samachar, which was printed primarily in Gujarati. He pioneered vernacular journalism in India, as also the production of Gujarati types.

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Born
1787
Surat
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Died
1847

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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