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What were the two newspapers started by Raja Rammohan Roy

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Hint: Raja Rammohan Roy's influence was quite apparent in the fields of politics, public administration, education and religion. Both the newspapers which he started were not in the same languages.

Complete answer: Raja Rammohan Roy was one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha, the precursor of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a social-religious reform movement in the Indian subcontinent.
He had started two newspapers- one in Bangali, which was known as the Sambad Kaumudi and another in persian,that was called the Mirat-ul-Akbar.
Given below refers to a brief description of the two newspapers:
1)Sambad Kaumudi :
It referred to a Bengali weekly newspaper which was published from Kolkata during the first half of the 19th century by Ram Mohan Roy. It mentioned a noted pro-Reformist publication that had actively campaigned for the abolition(stop) of the Sati Pratha.
2)Mirat-ul-Akhbar
Mirat-ul-Akhbar (Mirror of News) referred to a Persian language journal rant that was founded as well as edited by Raja Rammohan Roy. The newspaper was first published on the date of 12 April 1822. It was published on a weekly basis on the day of Friday. The newspaper folded on the date of 4 April 1823.

Note: Rajarammohan Roy was also given the title of Raja by Akbar II, the Mughal emperor. His influence was quite apparent in the fields of politics, public administration, education and religion. He was popularly known for the efforts he did in order to abolish the practices of sati as well as child marriage. Raja Ram Mohan Roy is considerably said to be the "Father of the Bengal Renaissance" by a lot of historians.