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The Samaja

The Samaja
The Samaja.jpg
Owner(s)Lok Sevak Mandal
Founder(s)Gopabandhu Dash
PublisherNiranjan Rath [1]
EditorBamapada Tripathy [1]
Political alignmentIndependent
Free online

The Samaja is an Odia daily newspaper published in Cuttack, Odisha, India; started in 1919, it is one of the oldest papers in India. Gopabandhu Das, a prominent freedom fighter and social worker started it as a weekly from Satyabadi in Puri district of Odisha to facilitate the freedom struggle and to revive the moribund Odia language. Under his leadership, and with the support of local people, the paper grew into prominence. In 1928, just before the death of Das, the paper was handed over to Lok Sevak Mandal (Servants of People Society), a non-profit organization started by freedom-fighter Lala Lajapatrai.[2] Servants of the People Society still runs the paper.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Trust : Servants of the People Society". The Samaja. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  2. ^ SoPS Website
  3. ^ The Samaja Website