Murali Ranganathan

By Murali Ranganathan, 27 Nov 2021

Which print anniversary should Indians celebrate? There are many dates and years which could be considered but the options need to be evalua...

By Murali Ranganathan, 17 Nov 2021

The story of how the first printing press in Egypt became the core of a printing museum housed in a global institution

By Murali Ranganathan, 24 Sep 2021

The story of a printing museum set up by a regional newspaper in Greece which celebrates the ancient tradition of writing and typography

By Murali Ranganathan, 18 Aug 2021

The amazing journey of a Canadian print company from refurbishing printing presses to establishing a world-class printing museum

By Murali Ranganathan, 14 Jul 2021

How does one build a world-class printing museum from scratch? For the answer, look no further than the story of The Museum of Printing. It ...

By Murali Ranganathan, 30 Jun 2021

How does a printing press make the long journey from being the leading publishing house in the sixteenth century to a world heritage museum ...

By Murali Ranganathan, 15 Jun 2021

The printing history series in PrintWeek enters its seventh year with this anniversary issue. One of the objectives of this series is to evo...

By Murali Ranganathan, 16 Apr 2021

Jatindra Kumar Nayak has played a prominent role in a variety of literary and educational institutions in the state of Odisha and his transl...

By Murali Ranganathan, 01 Apr 2021

Large parts of Africa and Asia share a common experience of colonization, exploitation and impoverishment. They also share histories of prin...

By Murali Ranganathan, 23 Feb 2021

An exciting new generation of print historians has emerged as we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century. Bristling with new idea...

By Murali Ranganathan, 29 Jan 2021

Traversing the overlapping print worlds of Portuguese, Konkani and English, Rochelle Pinto has been studying how colonialism and its afterma...

By Murali Ranganathan, 22 Dec 2020

Abhijit Gupta is one of the leading practitioners of book history in twenty-first century India. He looks back at the work done in the past ...

By Murali Ranganathan, 28 Nov 2020

The story of a French librarian who investigated the opening of a new chapter of printing in eighteenth century India and its European conne...

By Murali Ranganathan, 16 Oct 2020

How a librarian from pre-independence India recast himself as print historian

By Murali Ranganathan, 23 Sep 2020

How a career in type design led to the making of a type historian

By Murali Ranganathan, 09 Sep 2020

One of the leading print historians of India, A R Venkatachalapathy has focussed on the print culture associated with the Tamil language and...

By Murali Ranganathan, 29 Jul 2020

Print may have reached the shores of India accidentally in 1556 (the original destination of the printing press was Ethiopia); it may have h...

By Murali Ranganathan, 29 Jul 2020

When a young Graham Shaw, recently graduated (with specialization in Sanskrit and Hindi) from the School of Oriental and African Studies at ...

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