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1953: Key Events

  • The state of Andhra Pradesh, merging the former Central Provinces and Telangana, is formed, with the cessation of the CPI-led insurrection.
  • Sheikh Abdullah, former Prime Minister of Kashmir, is arrested and imprisoned. Until 1975, Kashmir’s politics are largely determined by the central government.
  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi is launched to support and fund music and theatre; it is the first of the three autonomous institutions intended to channel government spending on the arts.
  • Do Bigha Zameen, showing the influence of Italian neo-realism, receives a special mention at Cannes (1954) and the Social Progress Award at Karlovy Vary.
  • The Cinematograph Act is amended, extending the powers of various authorities to suspend exhibition of certificated films.
  • The Film Federation of India accepts an Advertisement Code.
  • The trade weekly Trade Guide (edited B. K. Adarsh) is started; it remains the main Hindi film trade paper.
  • Filmfare inaugurates its annual awards.