From a press release issued by ProQuest on March 8, 2010:
The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English daily newspaper, will join ProQuest Historical Newspapers™, expanding the international content in this acclaimed archive. ProQuest announced at the International Federation of Library Association’s International Newspaper Conference in New Delhi that it will enable digital access to content published from 1838 to 2001 at its mid-year launch, with continually growing coverage. Timing coincides with migration to ProQuest’s new unified platform, allowing The Times of India’s content to be cross-searched and integrated within a library’s entire ProQuest collection.
The Times of India will join other seminal papers such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in the world’s largest digital newspaper archive, adding coverage of historic world news from a unique perspective. Founded in 1838 to serve the British residents of West India, The Times of India now circulates more than four million copies, covering almost eight million readers. Librarians and historians value its full coverage of such topics as the British Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition. As part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers, it provides exceptional depth to the study of colonial and post-colonial times, class and gender issues, religion, as well as international economics, international relations and culture influence research.