Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Chronicle/1899


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Jan 25, 2012, 7:56:27 PM (9 years ago)
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     1'''1899''' 
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     3*    Calcutta receives electricity supply, although earlier that year the Maharaja of Bikaner had apparently been the first Indian to switch on an electric light bulb. 
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     5*    Lord Curzon becomes Viceroy and Governor-General of India. 
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     7*    The seminal work of Urdu literature, Ruswa Mohammed Hadi Mirza’s Umrao Jaan Ada is published. 
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     9*    Performance of G. B. Deval’s Marathi play, Sangeet Sharada, sometimes cited as the first reform ‘social’. 
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     11*    H.S. Bhatavdekar films a wrestling match in Bombay’s hanging gardens. Bhatavdekar was one of the first witnesses to the Lumiere Brothers film show in   1896 in Mumbai. He soon acquired a movie camera from London and a projector and went on to make some films on day-to-day life of the city as also some important events 
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     13[[Image(DelhiDurbar_LordCurzon.jpg)]] 
     14(Lord and Lady Curzon on an elephant, Coronation Darbar in Delhi, 1903, News film by H. S. Bhatavdekar)