Independence Day is right around the corner.As India celebrates its Independence Day on August 15 it seems as good a time as any to take the proverbial walk down memory lane and look back at some of the oldest restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafes in India.
When Dadasaheb Phalke made his first silent feature film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, little would he have realised that he would be setting the foundations of the world’s largest film industry, which would eventually churn out 1,986 films annually, as of 2017. Since then, through the era of the Silent Movies, and the Talkies, through the Independence struggle and beyond, the Indian film industry has brought out numerous films, many of which have turned out to be huge blockbusters, and has introduced great performers to the world.Pre-independent India gave the Indian film industry many great artists who broke barriers of gender and religion and enthralled cinema goers with their acting prowess. This Independence week, we take a look at 10 great actors who have helped shape Indian cinema before independence.
This Independence Day, re-visit those crucial moments of our culture, our past and our historic struggle for freedom with the help of these books.