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Feb 29, 2012, 11:51:45 AM (11 years ago)
Lawrence Liang



  • Chronicle/1943

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     1'''1943: Key Events''' 
     3* The Bengal famine (1943-4), a direct consequence of war profiteering and speculation, leaves five million dead.  
     5* The best- known work of art dealing with the issues involved is Bijon Bhattacharya’s play Nabanna, the inaugural production of the Indian Peoples’ Theatre Association.  
     7* Subhash Chandra Bose arrives in Singapore by submarine from Kiel and becomes Supreme Commander of the Indian National Army. He proclaims a ‘Provisional Government of Azad Hind’ (Free India). His government in exile is immediately recognised by Germany and Japan.  
     9* The Muslim League amends the ‘Quit India’ resolution to ‘Divide And Quit’.  
     11* The Calcutta Group of painters, including Gopal Ghosh, Prodosh Dasgupta and Nirode Majumdar, has its first show. 
     13* Kismet, one of the biggest hits in Indian film history, is released.  
     15* Rajkamal Kalamandir’s début feature, Shakuntala, is a major hit.  
     17* Information Films of India is started;  
     19* the Defence of India Act is amended to force all distributors to pay for and to show the Indian News Parade.  
     21* K. Ramnoth starts the Cine Technicians Association of South India.  
     23* Court Dancer, the English version of Raj Nartaki, is released in the USA in a few provincial theatres.  
     25* Kalish Mukhopadhyay starts the seminal Bengali film monthly Rupamancha, with extensive film and performing arts reviews, committed to film education and to the reorganisation of the industry.