Hindustan (newspaper)


Hindustan Dainik or Hindustan is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. According to Audit Bureau of Circulations, it is ranked 13th in the world by circulation and 6th in India.[1][2][3] Madan Mohan Malaviya launched it in 1936.[4] It is published by Hindustan Media Ventures Limited. Earlier it was part of HT Media Ltd group, which spun off its Hindi business into a separate company named Hindustan Media Ventures Limited in December 2009.[5]

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)HT Media Ltd
PublisherAjay Kumar Jain
Editor-in-chiefShashi Shekhar
Founded12 April 1936; 86 years ago (12 April 1936)
HeadquartersKasturba Gandhi Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Circulation2,221,566 Daily[1] (as of December 2019)
Sister newspapersHindustan Times

It ranks as the second largest-read daily in the country. Hindustan has 21 editions across the Hindi belt. They are spread across Delhi, Haryana (Faridabad), Bihar (Patna, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnea), Jharkhand (Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Moradabad, Aligarh, and Kanpur) and Uttarakhand (Dehradun, Haridwar, Haldwani). Apart from these, the paper is also available in key towns like Mathura, Saharanpur, Faizabad. The major editions of Hindustan are available online in epaper format.

In Bihar and JharkhandEdit

Hindustan dominates in Bihar with an undisputed readership of about 5 million (as per the IRS 2011, Q4). It commands a massive 73% share of the Hindi readership market of Bihar. On 24 April 2018, Hindustan launched its 5th edition in Purnea. Hindustan has been the No. 1 newspaper of Jharkhand, ever since readership surveys have been reported for the state. On 13 May 2016, a reporter was shot to death.[6]

In Uttar PradeshEdit

Hindustan is expanding rapidly in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is the largest Hindi newspaper market, and where it is the fastest growing Hindi daily. Apart from a long-standing presence in Lucknow and Varanasi, Hindustan was launched in Meerut, Agra and Kanpur in 2006. In 2008, Hindustan launched in the cities of Mathura. In 2009, Hindustan launched in Allahabad and Bareilly. In 2010, Hindustan launched in Gorakhpur as well. In 2011, Hindustan launched in Aligarh, and in 2012 in Moradabad.

In UttarakhandEdit

Hindustan has made an entry into Uttarakhand with a printing location in Dehradun, in May 2008. This edition covers key cities in Uttarakhand and West UP (like Dehradun, Hrishikesh, Haridwar, Roorkee and Saharanpur). In Jan 2009, Hindustan started its edition in Haldwani.It has the highest numbers of readers in Uttarakhand at present.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. ^ Milosevic, Mira (2016). "World Press Trends 2016" (PDF). WAN-IFRA. p. 58. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ "World Press Trends 2016: Facts and Figures". wptdatabase.org. WAN-IFRA. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  4. ^ Josh, Jagran (2017). Current Affairs June 2017 eBook: Current Affairs. Jagran Josh. p. 315. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  5. ^ "About Us - Hindustan Media Ventures Limited". www.hmvl.in. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Three detained for murder of Bihar journalist Rajdev Ranjan". The Indian Express. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.

External linksEdit

  • Official website (in Hindi)
  • epaper