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1939: Key Events

  • The British government declares war on Germany in the name of India. Nehru protests, declaring himself equally opposed to Fascism and imperialism, and pledges that an independent India, fighting Fascism alongside other free nations, would freely make its resources available for the war.
  • Congress ministers, elected in 1937, resign.
  • Vauhini Pictures is started by B. N. Reddi and Gemini by S. S. Vasan. Both companies expanded into studios in Madras in the 40s.
  • Film Industry, a trade newspaper, is started in Bombay.