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1908: Key Events

  • Establishment of The Tata Iron & Steel Co. India’s largest private-sector corporation.
  • Terrorist movements in Bengal, active since 1902, reach their peak with organisations such as the Anushilan Samiti of Calcutta and Dacca, the return of Hemchandra Kanungo from Paris and raids such as the Barrah dacoity by Pulin Das’s group. The movement, often led by upper-caste men proclaiming a communal Hindu or casteist ideology, dominated the romantic imagination of Bengali nationalism for decades.
  • Khudiram Bose, a former Swadeshi activist and member of the Revolutionary Party, is hanged on 11 August. Bal Gangadhar Tilak is convicted of sedition and deported to Mandalay. Keshavrao Bhosle starts the Sangeet Natak troupe, Lalitkaladarsh.
  • Abdulally Esoofally, a South Asian and Singaporean travelling showman, starts exhibiting in India.