I recently discovered that the first Hindi newspaper was launched way back in 1826. It was called "Udant Martand" which translates to "The Rising Sun". The newspaper was founded by Pandit Jugal Kishore Shukla, who was a prominent scholar and journalist. It's fascinating how this publication marked the beginning of Hindi journalism in India. I can only imagine the impact it had on the Hindi-speaking population at that time, giving them access to information and news in their own language.