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Press and Registration of Books Act 1867: Its history and impact

The current Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act 1867 was squarely aimed at curbing what the British Government thought was the role of the press in the 'revolt of 1857'

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History Of Journalism

Vivek Mehra 



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The Press and Registration of Books Act 1867 is a result of many previous draconian laws being repealed and or being merged into one. It has been in existence for 151 years! In many ways it has outlived its utility. But its existence continues to plague Indian academic publishing. The biggest sufferer has been Indian Journal publishing.

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First Published: Wed, December 12 2018. 12:43 IST

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