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The first newspaper in Telugu was _____.
A)Eenadu
B)Vaartha
C)Krishna Patrika
D)Andhra Jyothi

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Hint: Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken by Telugu people mostly living in the Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Yanam district of Puducherry.

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The first newspaper in Telugu was Krishna Patrika.

Telugu language stands alongside Hindi and Bengali as one of the few languages with prime official language status in more than one state. Krishna Patrika is a Telugu language newspaper started by the Indian freedom fighter Konda Venkatappayya. It was the first Telugu newspaper and started publishing on February 2, 1902 as a weekly magazine. This newspaper played an important role in the Indian freedom movement as it prepared the people in various parts of the country for freedom struggle by inspiring them and creating a strong feeling of independence among them.

There is a unique characteristic of it as it was started by a District Association. Its first publication started on February 2, 1902 in accordance with a resolution of Krishna District Association, passed in the year 1899 and no other political group in the country was managing the newspaper for the objective political education. It had a very important significance in political journalism in Telugu.

Hence, the correct answer is option (C)

Note: In the Andhra region, among the Telugu journals the Krishna Patrika played an important role in the freedom struggle. It carried on publicity for all the phases of India;s struggle for independence like the Vandemataram movement, the Home rule movement, the Non-Cooperation movement, the Civil disobedience movement and the Quit India movement.
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