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1937: Key Events

  • Elections under the 1935 Act, when several political veterans contest for governmental office for the first time in their lives, leads to a Congress triumph in 8 of the 11 British-ruled provinces.
  • C. P. Ramaswamy Aiyer, the dewan of Travancore, announces the Temple Entry proclamation and later concedes communal representation to keep the Christian, Ezhava and Muslim communities from becoming a joint opposition to Nair and caste-Hindu domination.
  • Amrita Sher-Gil, who returned to India in 1934, visits the Ajanta and Mattancheri murals (1936-7), and paints her major works, Brahmacharis and Bride’s Toilet.
  • The first indigenously made colour film is idwani?’s Kisan Kanya, using the Cinecolor process acquired by Imperial.
  • The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) is formed in Bombay, the first and for several years the most influential trade union in the film industry.
  • The Amateur Cine Society of India is formed in Bombay by, a. o. , P. V. Pathy, Stanley Jepson and Rudi Van Leyden.
  • Jogjiban Bandyopadhyay sets up the Bengali film weekly Kheyali.