wiki:Chronicle/1948

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1948: Key Events

  • Gandhi is assassinated by an RSS member.
  • Limited India-Pakistan war over Kashmir, as India complains to the UN Security Council.
  • The Indian Army occupies Hyderabad, forcing the Nizam to surrender.
  • The CPI, which had fought the Razakars, refuses to call off the Telangana insurrection, raising hopes of spearheading a nationwide revolution. The peasantry fights the army until the insurrection is called off in 1951.
  • The Press Trust of India is formed as a news agency under an agreement with Reuter and the Indian & Eastern Newspaper Society.
  • The Progressive Artists Group, formed in 1947 in Bombay, has its first show.
  • Sombhu Mitra starts the theatre group Bohurupee.
  • The Atomic Energy Act is passed.
  • Uday Shankar makes his nationalist dance spectacular Kalpana;
  • S. S. Vasan’s Chandralekha is the first Madras production to become an all-India hit; both films are made at the Gemini Studio.
  • Bhavnani’s Ajit is made on 16mm Kodachrome and blown up to 35mm in the USA.
  • Nirmala is the first Malayalam film made in Kerala.
  • Raj Kapoor starts his R. K. Films, building his studio in 1950.
  • Nehru announces a freeze on the construction of movie theatres.
  • Gour Chattopadhyay initiates the Bengali film monthly Chitrabani, the most reliable record of 40s-50s Bengali cinema together with Rupamancha.