Studies dealing with wartime censorship in India have gene rally stressed its proscriptive aspects and emphasised cases where nationalist, usually pro-Congress, tracts were banned. They have, as a result, tended to ignore the official disagreements about the deployment of censorship measures between 1939 and 1945, as well as the other administrative uses accorded to such policies. This chapter highlights the significance given to collecting information, not least about the working of various official propaganda policies, through wartime censorship schemes located at the different levels of administration.1