1921 in India
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Events in the year 1921 in India.
- Emperor of India – George V
- Viceroy of India - Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford
- Viceroy of India - The Earl of Reading (from 2 April)
- 8 April - Permanent Advisory Council of Princes inaugurated; Council of State and Legislative Assembly inaugurated.
- 23 December – Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.
- The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, arrives in India. Upon his arrival in Bombay there is widespread agitation. Riots spread all over Bombay
- Non Cooperation Movement was launched
- Khilafat Movement was launched
January to June
- 8 March – Sahir Ludhianvi, Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist and songwriter (died 1980).
- 14 April – Subodh Mukherjee, filmmaker (died 2005).
- 2 May – Satyajit Ray, filmmaker (died 1992).
- 21 May – Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, philosopher, author, social revolutionary, poet, composer and linguist (died 1990).
- 21 May – B. B. Lal, archaeologist, Director-General Archaeological Survey of India (1968 - 1972)
- 28 June – P. V. Narasimha Rao, politician, 12th Prime Minister of India (died 2004).
July to December
- 1 August – Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak, poet, novelist and short story writer (died 1966).
- 24 September – Dhulipala Seetharama Sastry, actor (died 2007).
- 7 December – Pramukh Swami Maharaj, leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.
- 11 September – Subramanya Bharathi, poet, independence fighter and reformer (born 1882).
- Ahmed Rida Khan, Sunni Muslim scholar and founder of Barelwi school of thought (born 1856).
- Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 262