Q. Who among the following founded the newspaper Darpan?

[A] Balshastri Jambhekar

[B] Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

[C] Henry Vivian Derozio

[D] N.G. Chandavarkar

Answer: A

Explanation: Balshastri Jambhekar (1812-1846) was a pioneer of social reform through journalism in Bombay;

  • he attacked brahminical orthodoxy and tried to reform popular Hinduism. He started the newspaper Darpan in 1832.
  • Known as the father of Marathi journalism, Jambhekar used the Darpan to awaken the people to awareness of social reforms, such as widow remarriage, and to instil in the masses a scientific approach to life.

Source: Spectrum Modern India