1950: Key Events

  • India declares itself a sovereign democratic republic (26 January): population 350 million. The Republic is elected member of the UN Security Council for two years.
  • The Assam earthquake (1 August).
  • The Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, starts; ten years later, it becomes the pre-eminent centre for contemporary Indian art.
  • The Pakistan government levies a tax of Re 1 per foot on all imported Indian films.
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