Utkal Dipika first appeared in 1866 during a critical time of the Odia Nation. This first newspaper from Odisha and in Odia language strived hard to present the grievous situation faced by the Odias because of the divastating famine – the Na’anka Durbhiksha – and the views of the Odia people to the Government. Gourishankar Ray, the founder and the editor of Utkal Dipika, was a wellknown writer and opinion-maker of the then Odisha and developed Utkal Dipika as a rallying point for the people concerned about Odia and Odisha. The newspaper and the people associated with it also played an important role in countering the attack faced by the Odia language at the time.
|Magazine name||Utkal Dipika/ ଉତ୍କଳ ଦୀପିକା|
|No Of pages||257|