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1911: Key Events

  • George V visits Delhi. The grand Durbar is India’s first extensively filmed public event, shot by Hiralal Sen, Bourne & Shepherd, Gaumont, Imperial Bioscope, S. N. Patankar and Madan.
  • The Partition of Bengal is modified, followed in 1912 by the separation of Bihar and Orissa from Bengal.
  • Tilak yokes Hindu chauvinism to the nationalist movement with his Geeta Rahasya.
  • Jana Gana Mana is adopted as the second national anthem by the Congress Party.
  • Anadi Bose, Debi Ghosh and others start the Aurora Cinema Co. showing films in tents as part of a variety bill. In 1917, during World War I, it was awarded the contract for short films for the army. Plays from Calcutta theatres formed the content. For more information click here