The massacre of civilians at Jallianwala Bagh on 13th April, 1919 was more than just colonial cruelty beyond imagination. The aftermath highlighted an unrepentant Empire, and triggered a push in India for ‘non-cooperation’ and independence. #MakingofModernIndia
The Bengal Famine of 1943 took the lives of 3 million Indians yet, very cleverly, it was never declared a ‘famine’ by the colonial British. Still, this milestone in history was calamity caused by the war-time policies of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Ninety years ago, the first ‘All-Living, Breathing, 100 per cent talking’ movie, Alam Ara, released in India. But adding sound to films didn’t just bring them alive, it changed every aspect of movie-making. Catch the story of India’s celluloid sound revolution in this edition of Milestones...
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