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Feb 29, 2012, 11:40:29 AM (9 years ago)
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Lawrence Liang
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     1'''1935: Key Events''' 
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     3* Buddhadev Bose and Samar Sen start the leading poetry quarterly Kavita in Bengal, introducing major writers such as Jibanananda Das and Bishnu Dey.  
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     5* The Indian Broadcasting Service starts its Delhi station.  
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     7* The Government of India Act (1935) provides provincial autonomy for elected ministers. Debates over participation in elections divide Congress. The Act defines an Anglo-Indian as a ‘European with a male progenitor, but the female is a native Indian’.  
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     9* The Seventh Congress of the Communist International (1935) calls for united anti-Fascist fronts. The CPI, regrouped under P. C. Joshi, abandons its critique of the Congress as a ‘party of the bourgeoisie’ to make common cause with several left groups, including the Congress Socialists, the Royists and the All- India Kisan Sabha (founded in 1936). The broad socialist front is supported by Nehru. 
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     11* India produces 228 features. In a booming South India, studios are started in Madras (K. Subramanyam’s Madras United Artists), Salem (Angel Films, 1934) and Coimbatore.  
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     13* The first All-India Motion Picture Convention is held. First films in Punjabi (Sheila) and Assamese (Joymati).  
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     15* Dhoop Chaon establishes playback singing as a standard practice.  
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     17* Launch of the seminal film monthly Filmindia; initially edited by D. K. Parker, it was later taken over by its proprietor Baburao Patel and lasted until 1961.  
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     19* The Quetta earthquake on 21 May; its after-effects are filmed by P. V. Pathy.