The Eastern Eye is a British weekly newspaper.[1] It was created in 1989 and was first published by The Guardian, before becoming a standalone newspaper.[citation needed]

Eastern Eye
TypeWeekly newspaper
PublisherGaravi Gujarat Publications Ltd
EditorRamniklal Solanki CBE
Founded1989; 35 years ago (1989)
HeadquartersGaravi Gujarat House
No. 1 Silex Street, London SE1 0DW



Sarwar Ahmed founded the Eastern Eye from his bedroom in 1989. Announcing itself as the newspaper "for the Asian perspective", Eastern Eye reportedly sold 30,000 copies a week nationwide in its first year. In 1996, the newspaper started compiling and publishing a list of "Britain's Richest Asians 200". In mid-2008, the circulation was about 20,000.[2]

Its ownership subsequently changed several times. It was part of the Trinity Mirror Group before a management buyout and the creation of the Ethnic Media Group (EMG).[citation needed] The EMG also published Asian Times, New Nation and Caribbean Times, incorporating African Times.[2]

In 2009, Eastern Eye was sold to the Asian Media & Marketing Group, presently known as Asian Media Group (AMG).[3]

AMG has continued the title's tradition of publishing the annual Asian Rich List and staging the Asian Business Awards every year, as well as publishing its "30 Global Asian Stars" and "Top 50 Asian Celebrities" lists.[4]


  1. ^ Shukla, Sandhya Rajendra (2003). India Abroad: Diasporic Cultures of Postwar America and England. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-09267-6. The development of the publication Eastern Eye narrativizes these trends. Begun in 1989, Eastern Eye was specifically directed toward events in Britain ...
  2. ^ a b Sunmonu, Yinka (2002). "Eastern Eye". In Alison Donnell (ed.). Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture. Routledge. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-134-70025-7.
  3. ^ "Doubt casts over future of Eastern Eye". BizAsia. 22 January 2009. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Bilal Abbas Khan named in Eastern Eye's '30 under 30 Global Asian Stars' list". magtheweekly. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
    - "Bilal Abbas Khan featured in 30 under 30 Global Asian Stars". Daily Pakistan Global. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
    - "Aiman Khan, Sajal Aly, Bilal Abbas Khan part of UK publication's 30 under 30 Global Asian Stars". Geo News. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
    - "Pakistan Rampungkan Renovasi Kuil Hindu yang Dirusak Massa" [Pakistan Completes Renovation of Hindu Temples That Mass Vandalized]. Republika Online (in Indonesian). 15 August 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
    - "Sonu Sood Crowned Top Global Asian Celebrity for 2020". INDIA New England News. 17 December 2020. Archived from the original on 17 August 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
    - "Amitabh Bachchan crowned greatest Bollywood star in UK poll". NDTV Movies. Press Trust Of India. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.