Nava Bharat is a Hindi-language daily newspaper published in 14 editions in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.Founded in 1934 Navabharat has the sixth-highest readership according to Indian Readership Survey’09 R1 in India amongst Hindi newspapers. Its sister newspapers, Central Chronicle and Navarashtra are published in English and Marathi respectively. Navabharat has three supplements mainly, Suruchi, Glamour, Awakash.Nava Bharat was launched on 8 February 1934 by Shri Ramgopal Maheshwari (1911–1999), a Gandhian freedom fighter, journalist, and promoter of the Hindi language. Maheshwari served as its Editor-in-Chief for 65 years. It started as a bi-weekly publication in Nagpur, and soon became a daily newspaper; Navabharat has set its boundaries to different parts of the country.
The bi-weekly since its inception has participated in the freedom movement and bore the brunt of the British Government. In 1942 during the ‘Quit India Movement’ Navabharat risked its existence for its extensive coverage. During this period, the police and secret services kept a close watch on its activities, raided the press, and also imprisoned the founder.Navabharat commemorated the launch of its Jabalpur edition in the year 1950. In the mid-nineteenth century, Navabharat launched its Bhopal, Raipur, and Indore editions. The 1980s and 1990s saw the launch of a Bilaspur edition in Chhattisgarh, a Gwalior edition in Madhya Pradesh, and Pune, Satara, and Mumbai editions in Maharashtra.