1940: Key Events

  • The All-India Muslim League adopts the ‘Pakistan resolution’ at Lahore.
  • The harmonium is banned from All-India Radio: its tempered scale, adapted from the organ, is considered antithetical to the shruti or the microtones that give Indian music its continuous scale.
  • Only decades later would this commonly used musical instrument be allowed on radio again.
  • Intensification of censorship of films likely to support the independence movement with images or words.
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