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1936: Key Events

  • The Progressive Writers Association conference, started in London in 1935, has its first all-India conference at Lucknow.
  • The All- India Kisan Sabha, founded alongside the Congress session in Lucknow, publishes N. G. Ranga’s Kisan Manifesto making a series of ‘minimum demands’ on behalf of small landowners, tenants and landless labourers.
  • All-India Radio is started.
  • Orissa and Bihar become independent states of India.
  • Amar Jyoti is shown in Venice.
  • Master Vinayak and cameraman Pandurang Naik co- found Huns Pictures; the Telugu company Saraswati Talkies debuts with Draupadi Vastrapaharanam.
  • Sarathi Films, started the same year, presided over Gudavalli Ramabrahmam’s early work in the reform genre (e. g. Raitu Bidda, 1939). Raja Sandow’s Vasantsena launches the prolific career of the Tamil comedy duo N. S. Krishnan and T. A. Mathuram.
  • Franz Osten joins the Nazi Party.
  • Jaddanbai starts Sangeet Film with films featuring her daughter Nargis as a child actress.
  • Sohrab Modi and Rustom Modi start Minerva Movietone.
  • The Bengal Motion Picture Association is founded in Calcutta.
  • The second All-India Motion Picture Convention (Madras).