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. He was greeted with empty streets (The agitation was non violent.)
- T K Madhavan met Mahathma Gandhi at Tirunelveli, to discuss on Vaikom Satyagraha, a struggle against untouchability in Hindu society
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