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1917: Key Events

  • Gandhi’s participation in the Champaran indigo planters’ agitation against iniquitous local taxes by European thikadars, followed by the Kheda movement in 1918, introduces his philosophy of Satyagraha to India and again places revolutionary peasant movements at the forefront of Indian nationalism.
  • Patankar-Friends & Co. is started, the predecessor of the Kohinoor Studio.
  • J. F. Madan’s Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra is the first feature made in Calcutta.

  • Phalke makes How Films are Prepared, a short film about film-making.