• AD 594 onwards : China started print.
  • AD 768-779 : Hand printing technology came in Japan.
  • 1295 : Marco Polo returned to Italy with knowledge of printing from China.
  • 1430s : Gutenberg developed the first printing press in Germany.
  • 1447 : Gutenberg perfected the printing press system.
  • 16th century: Protestant Reformation took place.
  • 1517: Martin Luther wrote 95 Theses criticising practices of church.
  • 1558: church imposed control over publishers and booksellers in Europe.
  • 1579 : First Tamil book printed in Cochin.
  • 1674 : About 50 books were already printed in Konkani and Kanara.
  • 17-18th century : Literacy rates went up in Europe.
  • 1713 : First Malayalam book.
  • 1780 : English printing began in India.
  • 19th century : Debates about religious issues in india.
  • 1810 : First edition of Ramcharitmanas came out.
  • 1812 : Grimm brothers published a collection of stories and folk tales.
  • 1821 : Rammohun Roy published SAMBAD KAUMUDI.
  • 1822 : 2 Persian newspapers came to be published, JAM- I- JAHAN NAMA  SHAMSUL AKHBAR
  • 1832-1835 : Penny magazine was published.
  • 1835 : Governor General bentinck revised press laws in India.
  • 1857 : Children’s press set up in France.
  • 1860s : Bengali women like Kailashbashini debi began writing.
  • 1867 : Deoband Seminary published 1000s of FATWAS.
  • 1870s : Hindi printing began in India.
  • 1871 : Jyotiba Phule wrote Gulamgiri.
  • 1876 : Rashsundari debi, wrote her autobiography AMAR JIBAN.
  • 1878 : Vernacular press act was passed.
  • 1880s : Tarabai Shinde and Pandita Ramabai from Maharashtra wrote about women lives.
  • Late 19th century : offset press was developed.
  • 20th century : Electrically operated presses came into use.
  • 1907 : Balgangadhar Tilak wrote about deported punjab revolutionaries in his newspaper Kesari.
  • 1908 : Balgangadhar Tilak arrested.
  • 1920 : Popular works were sold in England in cheap series called SHILLING SERIES.
  • 1938 : Kashibaba wrote Chhote aur bade ka sawal.
  • 1955 : Poems of Sudarshan Chakr, was published in SACCHI KAVITAYAN.
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.