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Lawrence Liang



  • Chronicle/1966

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     1''''1966: Key Events''' 
     3* Indira Gandhi becomes prime minister, after the Tashkent peace talks followed by the death of Lal Bahadur Shastri.  
     5* Punjab is divided into Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.  
     7* Devaluation of the rupee by 36. 5%. A growing number of political groups, both Left and Right, marginalise parliamentary politics and embark on violent protests. The Communists’ emphasis on extra-parliamentary ‘mass struggle’ is emulated by a variety of regionalist, ethnic and communal groups.  
     9* The FICCI considers a proposal to raise a large election fund to support a ‘business party’. 
     11* Ghatak joins the FTII in Pune.  
     13* Karnataka Chief Minister Veerendra Patil initates a scheme to subsidise all films made in the state. The initial subsidy is Rs. 50,000 for b&w and Rs. 1 lakh for a colour film.  
     15* The Dolton Press, part of B. Nagi Reddy’s publishing empire, starts the journal Bommai (edited by B. Vishwanatha Reddy) in Tamil.  
     17* The Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime- Achievement Awards are started.  
     19* The first Dogri film is Kumar Kuldip’s Gallan Hoyian Beetiyan.  
     21* The North Calcutta Film Society starts the quarterly Chitravash and publishes special issues on, e. g. , Nemai Ghosh and Rajen Tarafdar.  
     23* The Cine Club in Calcutta starts the occasional journal Kino in English.