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Wednesday 25 April 2007

A current affairs weekly, Mainstream was founded by a doyen of Indian journalism, Nikhil Chakravartty, who played an exceptional role in defence of press freedom through the columns of this journal during the infamous Emergency days (1975-77).

Mainstream was started on September 1, 1962. It has been published from New Delhi ever since then except for a short period when it closed down briefly in the last phase of the Emergency (January 1977) instead of submitting to the arbitrary pre-censorship regulations of the prevailing regime.

Mainstream got its name from Masses & Mainstream, published from 1948 to 1963 from New York

Mainstream provides commentary & analyses on contemporary developments affecting India. We offer space for interaction of thought and expression covering divergent viewpoints reflected in our polity. Mainstream dissects aspects of domestic politics, foreign affairs, the economy, the realm of science, technology, and industrial policy, and questions of ecology, development, history, and various strands left politics. We also publish documents from political parties and social movements and viewpoints relevant to global and regional affairs.

Mainstream is edited by Sumit Chakravartty along with H. Kapoor, the Executive editor

ISSN 0542-1462
RNI No. : 7064/62

Notice: The print edition of Mainstream Weekly is now discontinued & only an online edition is appearing. No subscriptions are being accepted