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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film on life and works of Late B.V. Karanth, Theatre Personality.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Dhrupad is the oldest surviving form of Hindustani classical music and the Dagars, who have been singing for twenty generations are responsible more than anyone else for keeping it alive. Times have changed but the Dagars have tenaciously not allowed the pristine Dhrupad to be diluted or distorted. This film on the Dagars is a slow meditative journey that fuses the depth and quiet of the traditional with the hurly-burly of...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film highlighting the Dravidian temple architecture and bronze sculpture which attained the creative pinnacle during the rule of the Cholas in the 10th and the 11th centuries. Cholas were great temple builders. The temple of Vijayalaya Cholesvara is one of the finest examples of the early Chola style. The temple of Nagesvara at Kumbakonam is remarkable for the sculptures found in the niches of its outer walls. The...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Dr. U. R. Ananthamurthy, renowned Kannada writer and winner of the Jnanapeeth Award, is a thinker of international repute, also widely recognized for his social activism. The film foregrounds the vision of his fiction and his reflections on Gandhian thought, socialism and diverse cultural issues that are explicated by critics and thinkers who have been interacting with him for several decades.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A shorter version of the biographical film on India's revolutionary freedom fighter, Veer Savarkar spanning the period from his birth until India's independence.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Starting with a symbolic presentation of man's curiosity and his constant search of the mysteries of the unplumbed space, the film presents various scientists connected with the organised space research activities in Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) personally introducing their fields of research activities.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. One of the oldest forms of organized dance worship in north Malabar of Kerala is the “Therayattam”. The performers can improvise the dance to suit the occasion.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “In his lifetime itself Dr. Ram Dayal Munda has become a symbol of indigenous cultural reawakening. Born in an Adivasi family of Tamar in Jharkhand, he went for his higher studies in the United States of America. Later, he taught at the University of Minnesota. He came back to India to teach at Tribal and Regional Language Department of Ranchi University and subsequently become the Vice Chancellor of the same University....
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Tribal dances with magnificent music by drums and pipes of Kulu valley others parts of North India.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Yakshagana is a rich folk dance-drama of Karnataka in South India. This theatre form is over five centuries old. This film examines the salient features of this art form and its historical background.Yakshagana still continues to entertain people with tales of romance, adventure, intrigue - from the great Hindu epics and legends. Earlier days, the Yakshagana theatre was known as Bhagavatara attar, which revolved round the...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film about Babasaheb Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution of India. Dr. Ambedkar dedicated his life to the cause of the downtrodden. Born of humble parents, Bhimrao the 14th child of an army subedar had his primary schooling in Dapoli in Konkan and at Satara in Maharashtra. Aided by scholarships, brilliant Bhimrao attended college in Bombay. Later he went to Columbia University in New York. He set...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film is on Satyajit Ray, one of India's most significant film makers, who also attained international acclaim through his cinematographic creations.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Asia's largest farmers' co-operative - the Indian Farmers' Fertilizer Co-operative Ltd. (IFFCO) was formed in 1967. IFFCO's basic aim is to usher in a substantial change in India's rural life. This film presents a village in South India, which was adopted by the IFFCO a couple of years ago.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “Ravi Shankar” is a film portrait of the Sitar Maestro, depicting through a series of interviews and recitals his versatile personality as a well-known classical performer and a creative composer of Indian Music.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Film is on Qawwali, a typical Indian form of Music. It traces the evolution of Qawwali from its modest begins nearly seven century. It is a devotional form of Music.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. 'Vicious Enemy' is a two-reeler documentary dealing with the scourge of venereal diseases. Designed to educate the layman, this film conveys its moral through the story of a man who falls a helpless prey to the disease but rescues himself finally with the help of available clinical advice.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. On the occasion of India's completion of thirty five years of independence, this film takes stock of the country's progress in various fields including agriculture, rural development,industry and infrastructural development, space, etc.Excerpts of speeches by : Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, etc. are covered.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film depicts the creative instincts of tribal women of Hazaribug in Bihar through the paintings, drawings and sketches done traditionally.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The Film Depicts the art and life of the Table Maestro. Ustad Alla Rakha who has played a major role in popularizing and elevating the status of this instrument on a global level.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film is on the life journey of flute Maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Seven decade in the life of the Maestro Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia the living legend and exponent of the Indian bamboo flute. This film is the story of a man's triumph against odds to achieve that one thing closest to him his passion, his perseverance to excel and his destiny to master his passion.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Made by M. F. Hussain who belongs to the progressive group of painters, this experimental film presents the painter's images of Rajasthan, through cinema.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film shows how the early detection of speech and hearing defects and its treatment can help the handicapped to overcome their defects and pave way for their integration with the normal people.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Baby elephant Appu, the mascot of of Asiad'82 visits the city of Asiad'82 and asks its citizens to keep the city clean.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Featuring the danseuse Kamala, the film explains the unique features in the technique of Bharat Natyam. It also presents the various dance numbers of Bharat Natyam beginning with the 'Jati Swaram'.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Many animals are in danger of extinction due to man's ruthless killing. An appeal is made to all to preserve wild life in India by not killing animals for pleasure, greed and vanity.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This animation film the wheel symbolizes the unity in our country inspite of religious and linguistic differences. The motto of this film united we stand divided we fall.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film shows how the country was beset with the problems such as communal riots and violence prior to the proclamation of the Emergency and how things have changed for the better during Emergency.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film depicts India's prolonged struggle for freedom. It recreates on the screen the history of foreign rule in India for nearly two hundred years. The story of Indian patriots, from the time of the Mutiny of 1857 (the First War of Independence) to the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi is pictorially recorded.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “Vanishing Glaciers “highlights cause of concern about abnormal melting of glaciers caused due to global warming. Glaciers contribute importantly to water resources in many mountainous regions.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A tourist film is on South India showing various places of touristic interest in Madras, Kerala, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Goa. The film shows some of the important festivals like Onam in Kerala and Dussera in Mysore.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A film informing about training and research facilities available in India for foreign students.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. India celebrated its three decades of independence in 1977. It has been a great struggle of nation-building after centuries of slavery.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A film recording various events that took place during the game shield at the different stadia in New Delhi during the 35th All India Police Games. At the closing ceremony, the contingents of all Central and State Police Organisations received prizes from Arun Nehru, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Biographical film depicts the life and works of world renowned Pahari Master Painter Nainsukh of 18th Century in Pahari area of Himalaya.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A film on Aizawl, the “No -Horn-City ” of India
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film is on the Chhau Dance of Bengal. Chhau reflect both an artistic achievement and a way of life.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A film is spreading the message of communal harmony and national integration.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A biographical film about Babasaheb Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution of India. Dr. Ambedkar dedicated his life to the cause of the downtrodden. Born of humble parents, Bhimrao the 14th child of an army subedar had his primary schooling in Dapoli in Konkan and at Satara in Maharashtra. Aided by scholarships, brilliant Bhimrao attended college in Bombay. Later he went to Columbia University in New York. He set...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A family planning campaigner quickie demonstrates the use of Copper “T” an IUD for females who can now avoid unwanted pregnancies and plan their family size.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film showing at length the war of East Pakistan with West Pakistan which led to the formation of an independent state of Bangladesh.India had played a very crucial role in this war in supporting thenew state of Bangladesh. This film shows the impact of the war nine months.....
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The Film is on Subhash Chandra Bose, who founded the Indian National Army (INA) or the Azad Hind Fauz , of which he assumed personal command on 25th July, 1943 to fight the British imperialists. Its Supreme Command Headquarters was established at Rangoon.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Abhinaya is a differently abled South-Indian Actress who is both hearing and speech impaired.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Set forth on a journey of discovery, we are all pilgrims on the Planet Earth. Parvati, the Goddess of dance, daughter of the Himalayas and the consort of Shiva-Nataraja, brought the dance to the daughter of Earth. Various manifestations of the dance are found in India from the Himalayas in the north top to Kanyakumari in the south bottom. While wandering, she interacts with these sculpted myths by her devotion and offers her...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A film is about the Indian pantomime - the art of gestures, movement and expression, where no spoken words are used. In India, the art of mime comes from Bharat's Natya Shastra, but its evolution as an art form for full-length presentation is of recent origin. This film presents an ardent exponent of mime, Jagesh Datta and the Jagesh Mime Academy established by him in Calcutta. This institute is affiliated both to the...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Celebrated between the seventh and tenth day of the waxing moon in the month of Ashwin, the five-day festival of Durga Pooja (Prayer ofthe Goddess Durga) is a major religious-social event in the State of West Bengal. The Pooja coinciding with the festival of Dussera in the rest of India, is also the time for family reunion sand for meeting friends.Durga Pooja became popular in Bengal in the middle of the 18th century. It is...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film portrays the personality and family life of Ustad Amir Khan, the famous vocalist and his music.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The film is on “Dhrupad Raag”. In its existing form Dhrupad can be traced back to a thousand years of living traditions. Its origin, however, can be linked with the emergence of very first classical forms, follwing the break-up of tribal culture and the consequent development of folk music in early villages and of classical music in city/states.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This Part 8 of the India's Struggle for Independence series covers the period from February 3, 1928 when the Simon Commission landed in Bombay till January 26, 1930, the day observed as Independence Day to achieve Poorna Swaraj or complete self-rule. On this day, the Indian National Congress appealed to people of India to take the following pledge: “We believe that it is the inalienable right of the Indian people as of any...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This documentary focus on Khayyam's musical journey spanning seven decades and his contribution to not only Hindi film but serials and non-film Ghazals as well.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This Song based film emphases beauty and promotes tourism in Kashmir.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Begum Hazrat Mahal was the first woman revolutionary of India's struggle for Independence.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. On 5th August 1965 Pakistan raiders crossed the ceasefire line in Kashmir where two of such men captured turned out to be captains of the Pakistan army raising doubts of their peaceful intentions with India. The film becomes testimony to this incident while the President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan delivers the message for Kashmir to be a symbol of secular democracy.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. While drawing the history of the Indian talkie which began in1931 with the first sound film Alam Ara, this film includes interviews of the veterans of the Indian film industry, such asJairaj, LV Prasad, JBH Wadia, Sohrab Modi, Satyajit Ray,Raj Kapoor, BR Chopra, Mrinal Sen, Tarachand Barjatia and BasuBhattacharya. LV Prasad : “I joined Imperial Film Compnay in theyear 1930. I acted in Alam Ara. Well, after finishing the...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film is based on speeches of and interviews with the late President of India, Servepalli Radhakrishnan, recorded between 1947 and 1966. In these speeches and interviews S. Radhakrishnan talks about his childhood, education, influences, philosophy, political career, public life, etc. The President's sojourn to the UK, the USA and the USSR are also included. Welcoming S. Radhakrishnan, the President of the USA, Mr. John...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A Biographical film on Bollywood star Shami Kapoor.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The massacre of Jallianwalla Bagh is a flash point of history and heritage of our nation. For the making of this film, material was collected from various sources in India and abroad. Filmic material was procured from newsreel organisations in Europe which were operating in India during the first half of the 20th Century and archival material from India Office Library, London, Nehru Museum and the National Archives. This...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Part of the Freedom Struggle film series, this film culminates with the signing of the Constitution of India, which was the realization of a ninety-year long struggle for independence. This film traces the history of evolution and framing of the Constitution of India.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “1. REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS: The two-day celebrations of the inauguration of the Indian Republic in Delhi culminated in a grand reception at the Moghul Gardens. Dr. Rajendra Prasad accompanied by Pandit Nehru walks into the garden and exchange greetings with the eminent guests including the President Soekarno of Indonesia. Functions in Bombay and Calcutta are also covered, participated by Governors and Chief Ministers....
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Formerly a part of Assam, the Naga Hills and Tuensang Division became a full-fledged state of Nagaland of the Indian union in 1963. In the first ten years of statehood, Nagaland has moved forward steadily to join the mainstream of national progress.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “Imaginary Line” is a fiction film about a film - maker and his unit going to Manipur from Delhi, to short a film and rush back within a dead line. The shooting never happens till the end and in the process contrasted wtih the fantastic and realisti
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Mahendra Kapoor has sung some of the most memorable songs of the Indian Cinema. His bhajans also had a unique flavour. This is a tribute to the man and his work.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This film juxtaposes the Advaita tenets propounded by Sri Sankaracharya, with that of Swami Vivekananda, and in the process it takes the viewer on a detour of the Advaita Ashram, Mayabati in Himalayas, known as the Abode Of Peace for Swami Vivekananda, along with various other Ashrams, as well as Srinegri Sharada Math of Sankaracharya, Kalady and the other four Maths established in four corners of India-taking up the various...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Made in 1932, India's first talkie was Alam Ara made by ArdeshirIrani (1885-1968). This film (print not in existence) through available stills and a song presents the story of the original film -Alam Ara.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. An autobiographical about Gangubai Hangal, one of the doyens of Indian classical music, Gangubai was in her seventies when this film was made. Gangubai was born in Dharwar in 1913. Her mother Ambabai was a Carnatic music (Karnataka Sangeet) vocalist. But she liked the Hindustani style very much. Ambabai moved from Dharwar to Hubli, where a family friend persuaded the Kirana gharana maestro, Sawai Gandharva to accept Gangubai...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This short film is on the life and work of Ms. Damayanti Joshi, the renowned exponent of the Kathak dance form. The word Kathak is derived from kathakar or story-teller. Kathak is the art of storytelling. A story is interpreted through abhinaya - hand gestures, facial expressions and bodily movements. Originally performed in temples, this dance form was later performed in the royal courts. Formerly society girls were not...
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. One of the early documentaries on Satyajit Ray. Here world-renowned Indian film-maker narrates the process of his film making.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Ram Kumar began his career as a litterateur before he became acclaimed as a painter. This film explores the various aspects of Ram Kumar's personality both as a writer and painter, by structuring the film around his stories and paintings, travelling between fragments of his past, present, fiction and imagery. The film strives of etch out the synthesis of word and image in Ram Kumar's creations, presenting it as a portrait of...
Topics: Contemporary, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This is a description of the unique dance drama of Kerala. In this Pantomimic form of stage show a lot of drilling and self discipline being necessary, the documentary takes us to the school where the pupils are taught the essentials of this particular genre and later to the greenroom where various characters are made-up for the performance.
Topics: Art and Culture, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. Biographical film is on veteran actor Uttam Kumar.
Topics: Persons of Eminence, GoI Films, Biography
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. The telephone was first invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell.Within seven years of its invention, the telephone exchanges were established in Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. By 1907,the central battery was introduced to replace the earliercranking practice. Automatic telephone came to India in 1914 at Simla. The Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) came into beingin 1948, a year after independence. This film presents...
Topics: Developmental, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. We celebrate our country's progress in all walks of life.
Topics: Developmental, GoI Films, Documentary
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. A film on Mridangam which is the most ancient of all our percussion instruments.
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. “The film is about the role played by the weavers of chanderi town in preserving the art and tradition and the national integration and secular fabric they developed while continuing with their work. ”
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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division. This Part 10 of the India's Struggle for Freedom series covers the period from May 1930 to December 1931. In 1930, the historic salt march led by Mahatma Gandhi had a great impact on the Indian political scene. In June 1930 the Simon Commission Report was published. The Round Table Conference opened in London on November 12, 1930. Gandhiji and Lord Irwin held talks between February 17 and March 5, 1931. The Round Table...
Topics: History and Events, GoI Films, Documentary