RADICE, William  see  TAGORE, Rabindranath 

RAGHAVA MENON, K. P.  ‘History of the Madras Government Press’, in K. V. Krishnaswami (ed.), Madras Library Association, Memoirs (Madras: Madras Library Association, 1941), pp. 104-108.

RAGHAVAN, D.  ‘Publishing in public sector’, in Dina N. Malhotra (ed.), 50 years of book publishing in India since independence (New Delhi: Federation of Indian Publishers, 1998), pp. 250-254. 

RAGHAVAN, G. N. S.  The press in India: a new history.  New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 1994.  vii, 225 p., ill.

RAHEJA, Gloria.  ‘Caste, colonialism, and the speech of the colonized: entextualization and disciplinary control in India’, American Ethnologist Vol. 23 No. 3 (1996), pp. 494-513.

RAHIN, Rasoul.  The history of printing press of Afghanistan (from Shamsulnehar to Jamhouriyat) (1863-1978).  = Tarikh-i matbu’at-i Afghanistan: az Shams al-Nahar ta Jumhuriyat (1863-1973).  Vol. 1.  Stockholm: Afghanistan Cultural Association, 2007.

In English and Pashto (????).

RAHMAN, Tariq.  ‘The first book of old Urdu in the Pashto-speaking areas’, Pakistan Journal of History of Culture Vol. 29 No. 2 (July-December 2008), pp. 153-165. 

RAHMAN, Tariq.  From Hindi to Urdu: a social and political history.  Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2011.  xvii, 456 p.

Chap. 12: “Urdu in print”.

RAHMAN, Tariq.  Language and politics in Pakistan.  Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1997.  xvii, 320 p.

Reprinted: India: Orient Longman, 2007.

RAI, Alok.  Hindi nationalism.  New Delhi: Orient Longman, 2001.  xiv, 138 p.  (Tracts for the Times 13)

RAI, Alok.  ‘Making a difference: Hindi, 1880-1930’, Annual of Urdu Studies Vol. 10 (1995), pp. 134-149.

RAI, Amrit.  A house divided: the origin and development of Hindi / Hindavi.  Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1984.  x, 322 p.

RAI, Raghu.  ‘News pix lack sparkle’, in Uday Sahay (ed.), Making news: handbook of the media in contemporary India (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 72-75.

Excerpted from Vidura Jan.-March 2003.

RAJAGOPAL, Arvind ed.  The Indian public sphere: readings in media history.  Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009.  360 p.

Includes essays by C. A. Bayley (The Indian ecumene: an indigenous public sphere), P. Friedlander, R. Jeffrey & Sanjay Seth (Subliminal change: how Hindi-language newspaper expansion affects India), C. Gupta (Redefining obscenity and aesthetics in print), G. Krishna Reddy (Forging public opinion: the press, television and electoral campaigns in Andhra Pradesh), F. Orsini (The Hindi political sphere), and C. Pinney (The politics of popular images: from cow protection to M. K. Gandhi, 1890-1950).

RAJARIGAM, D.  The history of Tamil Christian literature.  Madras: published for the Tamilnad Christian Council by the Christian Literature Society, 1958.  viii, 67 p.  (Studies in Indian Christian Theology No. 2)

RAJESWARA RAO, P.  ‘Daily journalism in Telugu’, Modern Review 759 (March 1970), pp. 225-229.

RAJU, A. A. N.  Legal deposit and bibliographical control in India.  New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 2009.  xx, 140 p. 

RAMA SUBBIAH (comp.)  Tamil Malaysiana: a checklist of Tamil books and periodicals published in Malaysia and Singapore.  Kuala Lumpur: Universitry of Malaya Library, 1969.

Periodicals pp. 52-74 & [78].

RAMACHANDRAN, Nandini.  ‘Show and tell: the graphic novel in India’, Himal Vol. 24 No. 5 (May 2011), pp. 49-51.

Traces its development from the pioneering role of Anant Pai’s comics, the rise of pulp comics, the first graphic novel by Orijit Sen (River of stories 1994), the works of Sarnath Banerjee, on-line comic culture, and the latest phnomenon of non-fiction in graphic form and graphics journalism.

RAMALINGAM, M.  ‘A peep into the past (1) the first printing press at Jaffna’, Ceylon Spectator 1 (20) (30 Sept. 1936), p. 256.

RAMANATHAN, Rathnam.  ‘Matrimonial times: the design and typography of South Indian wedding invitations’  http://www.stbride.org/friends/conference/badtype/matrimonial-times.html

RAMASESHAN, Sita.  ‘The history of paper on India up to 1948’, Indian Journal of History of Science Vol. 24 No. 2 (1989), pp. 103-121.

RAMASWAMY, Sumathi.  The goddess and the nation: mapping Mother India.  Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2010.  xix, 379 p., ill.

RAMCHANDANI, Indu co-author  see PRIMLANI, Mohan 

RAMJAUN, Ibrahim.  ‘Library education in Mauritius: a bird’s-eye view’ http://liamofmauritius.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/lotus.pdf

Includes a brief sketch of the history of libraries in Mauritius from 1816 onwards.

RAMNARAYAN, Gowri.  ‘Great children’s books … Alas, still a fairy tale’, Hinduism Today April 1995 pp. 1 and 14.

RĀNĀDE, G. M.  ‘Marāthī-patrakāritā’, Lokarāja (Vārshikī issue 1977), pp. 32-34.

In Marathi.  On the history of Marathi journalism.

RANASINHA, Ruvani.  ‘Talking to India: the literary production and consumption of selected South Asian Anglophone writers in Britain and the USA (1940s-1950s)’, in Robert Fraser & Mary Hammond (ed.) Books without borders (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), Vol. 2, pp. 170-180.

RAO, Aruna.  ‘Bahadur the dacoit-hunter, Dora the terror of terrorists, and other stories: how Indian comics represent events from 1970-1990’.  Unpublished paper, Mid-Atlantic Region/Association for Asian Studies, Towson, Maryland, 21st October 1995. 

RAO, Aruna.  ‘From dynamite to Parmanu: the many incarnations of the Indian comic book superhero’.  Unpublished paper, Popular Culture Association, San Antonio, 28th March 1997. 

RAO, Aruna.  ‘From self-knowledge to superheroes: the story of Indian comics’.  Unpublished paper, Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, 13th March 1997. 

RAO, Aruna.  ‘From self-knowledge to superheroes: the story of Indian comics’, in John A. Lent ed., Illustrating Asia: comics, humor mgazines, and picture books (Richmond: Curzon Press; Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001), pp. 37-63. 

RAO, Aruna.  ‘Goddess/demon, warrior/victim: representations of women in India  comics’, in John A. Lent ed., Themes and isues in Asian cartooning: cute, cheap, mad and sexy (Bowling Green, Ohio: Popular Press, 1999), pp. 165-182. 

RAO, Aruna.  ‘National identity and comics in India’.  Unpublished paper, Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, 12th April 1995. 

RAO, Aruna.  ‘Nymphs, nawabs and nationalism: myth and history in Indian comics’, Journal of Asia Pacific Communication Vol. 7 Nos. 1-2 (1996), pp. 31-44. 

RAO, Mohini.  ‘Children books publishing’, in Dina N. Malhotra (ed.), 50 years of book publishing in India since independence (New Delhi: Federation of Indian Publishers, 1998), pp. 196-201. 

RAO, Mohini.  ‘Children’s books in India’.  Unpublished paper, Conference on Children’s Literature in the Service of International Understanding and Peaceful Cooperation, Tehran, Iran, May 1975. 

RAO, Mohini.  ‘Publishing children’s books’, in Dina N. Malhotra & Narendra Kumar (ed.), 60 years of book publishing in India 1947-2007 (New Delhi: The Federation of Indian Publishers, 2006), pp. 252-259.

Only very slightly revised version of the essay published in the 50-year commemorative volume.

RAO, S. K. R.  Studies in the history of Telugu journals.  …………………………, 1978.

RAO, Sandhya, & KOIRALA, Bharat.  ‘Nepal’, in  Shelton A. Gunaratne (ed.), Handbook of the media in Asia (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2000), pp. 132-154. 

RAO, V. D.  ‘The beginning and growth of the Marathi press’, in S. P. Sen (ed.), The Indian press (Calcutta: ………, 1967), pp. ……….. 

RAU, Manukonda Chalapathi  See CHALAPATHI RAU, Manukonda 

RAVINDRANATH, P. K.  Indian regional journalism.  Delhi: Authorspress, 2005.  108 p.

RĀY, Alok.  ‘Pāribārika pustaka sangraha’, in Svapan Cakrabartī (ed.), Mudranera samskrti o bāmlā bai (Calcutta, Ababhasa, 2007), pp. 122-129.

RĀY, Gopālacandra.  ‘Bāmlā baiyera byabasā’, in Cittarañjan Bandyopādhyāya (ed.)  Dui śatakera bāmlā mudrana o prakāśana  (Kalikātā: Ānand Publishers, 1981), pp. 351-364.

In Bengali.  On the history of the Bengali book-trade. 

RĀY, kuntala.  ‘Batatalā bishayaka prabandha o baiyera tālikā’, Anushtupa Vol. 45 No. 4 (2011) (Batatalā biśesha sankhyā), pp. 543-552.

In Bengali. A list of books and articles relating to Battala. 

RĀY, Niśītharañjan.  ‘Tina pathikrta: Uilakinsa – Pañcānana – Manohara’, in Cittarañjan Bandyopādhyāya (ed.)  Dui śatakera bāmlā mudrana o prakāśana  (Kalikātā: Ānand Publishers, 1981), pp. 50-58.

In Bengali.  On three pioneers of Bengali printing: Charles Wilkins, Panchanan Karmakar and Manohar Karmakar. 

RAY, Pranabranjan.  ‘Printmaking by woodblock up to 1901: a social and technological history’, in Ashit Paul (ed.), Woodcut prints of nineteenth century Calcutta (Calcutta: Seagull Books, 1983), pp 80-107

RAY CHOUDHURY, Ranabir.  Early Calcutta adverisements 1875-1925.  Bombay: Nachiketa Publications Ltd., 1992.  viii, 661 p., ill.

RAY CHOUDHURY, Ranabir.  Now & again: a selection from The Statesman.  Bombay: Nachiketa Publications Ltd., 1992.  396 p.

RĀYCAUDHURĪ, Subīr.  ‘Bāmlā haraphera tina daśā’, in Cittarañjan Bandyopādhyāya (ed.)  Dui śatakera bāmlā mudrana o prakāśana  (Kalikātā: Ānand Publishers, 1981), pp. 104-114.

In Bengali.  On printing’s role in the evolution of the Bengali script. 

READ, Donald.  The power of news: the history of Reuters.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.  xii, 431 p., ill.

References to Reuters in India pp. …….

READ, Donald.  The power of news: the history of Reuters.  2nd ed.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.  xvii, 504 p., ill.

References to Reuters in India pp. …….

REGIONAL seminar on general publishing and marketing of books in Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 25 September to 7 October 1972: final report.  [Karachi: UNESCO Regional Centre for Book Development in Asia, 1972.]  20 p.

REID-SMITH, Edward R.  ‘Library development in Afghanistan’, Unesco Bulletin for Libraries Vol. 28 No. 1 (1974), pp. 17-21.

RENTON, Jennie.  ‘The Modern Book Depot and the House of Collins’, in Sria Chatterjee & Jennie Renton (comp. & ed.), Kolkata book city: readings, fragments, images (Edinburgh: Textualities, 2009), pp. 142-146. 

RENTON, Jennie co-compiler & co-editor  see  CHATTERJEE, Sria 

REPORT on colportage in the Methodist Episcopal Church Mission, U. S. A., in India, for the year 1866.  Lucknow: …………….., 1867.

REUBEN, Rebecca.  ‘Bene Israel periodicals (1877-1917)’, The Bene Israel Annual & Year Book 5680 (Junagadh 1919-20) Vol. 3, pp. 79-80.

‘REVISION of vernacular versions by various Indian Christians’, Harvest Field: a missionary magazine Vol. X (1899), pp. 136-……. 

RHODES, Dennis E.  India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Thailand.  Amsterdam: Vangendt & Co., 1969.  (The Spread of Printing. Eastern Hemisphere).  95 p.; map, plates.

Review by B. C. Bloomfield in The Library 5th Series Vol. 26 Pt. 1 (March 1971).

RHODES, Dennis E.  ‘Early printing in Bangalore’, Mysindia 28 August 1960 p. 16.

Mysindia = daily newspaper printed at Bangalore. 

RHODES, Dennis E.  ‘First book printed at Bangalore’, Mysindia 3-4 January 1959, p 14. 

RHODES, Dennis E.  ‘The first Karen dictionary’, British Museum Quarterly Vol. 20 No. 3 (1956), pp. ……… 

RHODES, Dennis E.  ‘The historical bibliography of India: an interim survey’, The Literary Half-Yearly Vol. 2 No. 1 (Jan. 1961), pp. 11-17.


RHODES, Dennis E.  ‘Printing at Bangalore, 1840-1850’, British Museum Quarterly Vol. 34 Nos. 3-4 (19…..), pp. ………

RICE, Edward Peter.  ‘Christian literature still needed for India’, Harvest Field: a missionary magazine Vol. VIII (1897), pp. 285-…….

RICE, Edward Peter.  ‘The most precious but the worst edited book in the world’, Harvest Field: a missionary magazine Vol. I (1889-90), pp. 291-……. 

RICHARDS, David Alan.  Rudyard Kipling: the books I leave behind.  New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007.  143 p., ill.

The catalogue of an exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  Includes descriptions and illustrations of some early Kipling editions published in India. 

RICHARDS, David Alan.  Rudyard Kipling: a bibliography.  ……………: Oak Knoll Press, 2009.  ……… p.

Includes full descriptions of early Kipling editions published in India. 

RICHARDS, David Alan co-editor  see PINNEY, Thomas 

RIZWAN, Mohamed.  ‘Past modern: where India’s typography has been and where it’s headed’, Typo No. 49 (autumn 2012), pp. 16-19.

ROBB, Megan.  ‘Ulama in the news: publishing religious authority in Medinah of Bijnore 1912-1950’.  Unpublished paper, The 41st Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 12 October 2012. 

ROBINSON, Francis.  ‘An-Nizāmiyya: a group of Lucknow intellectuals in the early twentiwth century’, , in Christopher Shackle (ed.), Urdu and Muslim South Asia: studies in honour of Ralph Russell (London: School of Oriental and African Studies, 1989), pp. 101-112.

On the monthly journal An-Nizāmiyya published by the Farangi Mahall family.

ROBINSON, Francis.  ‘Technology and religious change: Islam and the impact of print’, Modern Asian Studies Vol. 27 (1993), pp. 229-251.

ROBINSON, Francis.  ‘Islam and the impact of print in South Asia’, in Nigel Crook (ed.), The transmission of knowledge in South Asia: essays on education, religion, history, and politics (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996), pp. 62-97.

ROBINSON, Francis.  ‘Islam and the impact of print in South Asia’, in Islam and Muslim history in South Asia (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 66-104.

Revised version of the previous item.

RODELES, C. G.  ‘Earliest Jesuit printing in India’, Journal of the Asiatic Society New Series Vol. 9 (1913), pp. 149-168.

ROSENKILDE, Volmer.  ‘Printing at Tranquebar, 1712-1845’, The Library 5th Series Vol. 4 No. 3 (Dec. 1949), pp. 179-195.

An account of the printing achievements of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg and the Danish missionaries in south India, based largely on the information contained in their own annual reports.

ROSNY, Léon de.  La bibliothèque tamoule de M. Ariel, de Pondichéry.  (Extrait d’un rapport à la Société Asiatique de Paris, … 14 Déc. 1855).  Paris: ………………………, 1866. 

ROSS, Fiona G. E.   ‘An approach to non-Latin type design’, in John D. Berry (ed.), Language Culture Type: international type design in the age of Unicode (New York: Association Typographique Internationale, Graphis, 2002), pp. 65-75.

Illustrated principally through the author’s work on designing a digital Bengal fount for the Ananda Bazar Patrika newspaper group in Calcutta. 

ROSS, Fiona G. E.  ‘The Bengali types of Vincent Figgins’, Matrix No. 13 (1993), pp. 205-212. 

ROSS, Fiona G. E.  ‘Beyond Latin, a glimpse into the subject of Arabic and Indic lettershapes and digital typeforms’, Circular: the Magazine of the Typographic Circle No. 13 (2005), pp. 12-19.

ROSS, Fiona G. E.  ‘A design for Sri Lanka’, Building Letters No. 3 (2006), pp. 20-23. 

ROSS, Fiona G. E.  From metal type to digital letterforms – a straightforward transition for Indian scripts?’, Matrix No. 9 (1989), pp. 128-136. 

ROSS, Fiona G. E.  ‘Indian type’, in Michael Suarez & Henry R. Woudhuysen (eds.), Oxford companion to the book (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), Vol. II p. 817. 

ROSS, Fiona G. E.  The printed Bengali character and its evolution.  London: Curzon Press, 1999.  xix, 244 p., ill. 

ROSS, Fiona G. E.  The printed Bengali character and its evolution.  Kolkata: Sahitya Samsad, 2009.  xxiii, 251 p., ill.

With a postscript: “A new chapter in Bengali type design and typography” (pp. 219-227). 

ROSS, Fiona G. E. co-editor  see BANHAM, Rob 

ROSS, Fiona G. E., & SHAW, Graham William.  A specimen of Bengali and Modi types cast from the matrices made for Sir Charles Wilkins.  [Privately printed, Andoversford, 1987].  [4] p.

ROSS, Fiona G. E., & SHAW, Graham William.  ‘An unexpected legacy, and its contribution to early Indian typography’, Matrix No. 7 (1987), pp. 69-79.

Reprinted in Type & typography: highlights from Matrix, the review for printers and bibliophiles (New York: Mark Batty Publisher LCC, 2003), pp 168-181.  On Charles Wilkins and …………….

ROSS, Fiona G. E., & SINGH, Vaibhav ed.  NonLatin scripts from metal to digital type.  London: St. Bride Library, 2012.  156 p., ill.

Includes archival material on Bengali, Burmese, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Tamil and Telugu from the University of Reading’s Non-Latin Type Collection.

RÓTH, Ernst co-author  see MULLER, Jean 

ROY, Anita.  ‘Diamond-cutter! Who are editors, and what are they good for?’, Himal Vol. 24 No. 5 (May 2011), pp. 40-42.

The author, Senior Commissioning Editor for the Zubaan publishing house, discusses the role of the modern editor.

ROY, Debes.  Bamal sambad-samayik patre joti chinher byabahar, 1818-1858.  Kolkata: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, ….  (Occasional Papers No. 18)  … p.

In Bengali.  On the use of punctuation marks in Bengali journalistic prose, 1818-1858.

ROY, Debes.  Upanibesher samaj o bamla sangbadik gadya.  Calcutta: Papyrus, 1990.

In Bengali.  On colonial society and the prose of Bengali journalism. 

ROY, G. K.  Law relating to press and sedition. Simla: The Station Press, 1915.  ii, 238, vi p.

ROY, Tapti.  ‘Disciplining the printed text: colonial and nationalist surveillance of Bengali literature’, in Partha Chatterjee (ed). Texts of power: emerging disciplines in colonial Bengal (Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota Press, 1995), pp. 30-62.

On the growth of publishing in Bengal in the early 19th century and James Long’s first attempts to map its contours. 

RUDISILL, Abraham Wehrley.  The Indo-American Bible booklet society: an account of its origin and history.  Madras: M. E. Publishing House, 1914.  iii, 179 p.

RUDRA, Śankar.  ‘Harapha nirmāna o bipanana’, in Cittarañjan Bandyopādhyāya (ed.)  Dui śatakera bāmlā mudrana o prakāśana  (Kalikātā: Ānand Publishers, 1981), pp. 419-422.

In Bengali.  On Bengali type design. 

RUSHDIE, Salman, & WEST, Elizabeth (ed.)  The Vintage book of Indian writing 1947-1997.  London: Vintage, 1997.  xxii, 578 p.

RUSSELL, Richard.  Stephen Austin: printers at Hertford 1768-1993.  Hertford: Stephen Austin and Sons Limited, 1993.  ….p.

RUTGERS, A.  De Sanskrit drukletters typografisch geraankschikt en met eene proeve van Saanskrit-tekst voorzien.  Leiden: Brill, 1851.  ….. p.

RUTHERFORD, L. M.  ‘Compositional and missionary practices: the eighteenth-century Dutch Press in Colombo’, Bulletin Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand 13 (1989), pp. 63-71.

RYCKEBUSCH, Jacky.  ‘Les débuts de l’imprimerie à l’Île Bourbon’, in Le mouvement des idées dans l’Océan occidental: actes de la table ronde de Saint-Denis (23-28 juin 1982) (St. Denis: Association Historique  Internationale  de l’Océan Indien, 1985), pp. 189-217.

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