The official announcement was made over social media.
Image: R.Jagannathan/ Twitter

Swarajya has officially announced that R. Jagannathan, earlier the Editor-in-Chief of FirstPost, has joined magazine as its Editorial Director on Tuesday. The official announcement was made over social media.

C. Rajagopalachari, the prominent freedom fighter and politician founded Swarajya in 1956, as one of the first magazines to be setup in post-independence India. It continued publication for three decades, before ceasing to do so in the year 1980. During its stint, the magazine became an important voice for intellectual commentary, responding to state socialism and the growth of India as a nation.

In 2014, Swarajya was once again launched, this time both in the digital and print format, equipped with a team including prominent journalists such as Sandipan Deb, who was earlier the Founding Editor of Open and Managing Editor of Outlook magazine. Now, with the coming of R. Jagannathan, popularly referred to as Jaggi, the magazine has another well-known journalist at its helm.

Even-though he is now officially a part of the team, an unofficial announcement regarding this had been made to a small group of individuals at the special anniversary dinner of Swarajya Magazine, held on October 9th. During the celebrations, R. Jagannathan, popularly referred to as Jaggi, gave a talk on the future of digital media.