1921

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[Mumbai City at 1920s - Awesome Video _ bet 99% wouldnt have seen this !!! www.youtube.com][1]The Moplah or Mapilla rebellion at Malabar in which Muslim peasants kill or convert Hindus, leads to bloody confrontation with the police and is a major setback to the non co operation movement's efforts to make a nationaist alliance between Hindus and Muslims. Tagore's Vishwabharati University is officially recognised. The Bengali Theatrical Company stages Khirode Prasad Vidyavinode's Alamgir, introducing Sisir Bhaduri, and transforms the Bengali public theatre. Lalit Kaladarsh stages its famous one-off production of Sangeet Manapmaan, featuring the reigning star of Marathi theatre, Bal Gandharva and Keshvrao Bhosle, to raise funds for Gandhi's Tilak Swarajya Fund. Abanindranath Tagore's seminal Calcutta lectures, the Bageshwari Shilpa Prabandhavali ( loosely translated as some notes on the Artistic Anatomy and Sadanga or the Six limbs of Indian painting) defines an aethetic theory for the 'New School' or the 'Bengal School' of Indian painting. The artist Jamini Roy abandons his Post impressionist landscapes in favour of a modernist, urban assimilation of popular and folk influences.

the joint trial of the Sankaracharya of the Sharda Peeth and the Ali Brothers at Karachi on charges of conspiracy.

Shahu Maharaj appoints a non brahman as head of "mouni mutt" at Patgaon. The appointment is to be not hereditary. He could marry. He must serve the people and his scountry.


Maulana Azad's trial on a charge of sedition


1921 from Phalke stories

Eating off old gold, lodging at Agrechiwadi, paranoid, in tatters, Dadasaheb ties 5 knots in his dhoti, one for each child.

Then he takes the dhoti and burns it to ashes and draws a circle around the children with the ash.

A Marathi journalist, Achyut Balwant Kolhatkar, writes an open letter to Phalke in his paper Sandesh, requesting him to come back and make more films.

Phalke says, at the end of his reply, ‘Dadasaheb Phalke is dead.’

In a scoop in Sandesh, Kolhatkar headlines this letter ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Dead’ and publishes it prominently.

The letter causes a sensation throughout Maharashtra.

Hundreds of his admirers write letters to Phalke requesting him to stage a comeback in cinema.

Phalke leaves for Kolhapur to stage his play.

Baburao Painter screens his ‘Sairandhari’ for Dada.


Patience Cooper in Dhruva Charitra


Tawaif committee organized a meeting and offered to contribute to the Non Co operation Movement, Gandhi rebuffed this 'obscene' suggestion

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