7 Interesting Facts about Karsandas Mulji

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Karsandas Mulji was a pioneering journalist and social reformer in 19th century India

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Early Life

Born in 1832, Mulji hailed from a traditional Gujarati family in Surat


He was well-educated, excelling in English and Gujarati literature


Founded the first Gujarati newspaper, Satyaprakash, in 1855

Social Reformer

Fought against social evils like child marriage and caste discrimination

Legal Battle

Famous for the 1861 defamation case against a powerful religious leader Jadunathji Brijratanji Maharaj


His works inspired future generations of journalists and reformers in India


Remembered as a courageous voice for truth and social justice