1934 in India
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Events in the year 1934 in India.
- 15 January – The 8.0 Mw Nepal–Bihar earthquake shakes the Himalayas with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), leaving 6,000–10,700 dead.
- 7 April – Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience.
- July – The Communist Party of India is declared unlawful.
- 54-hour week passed.
- September – Gandhi is successful in forcing the hand of the caste Hindus in favour of the depressed classes in the scheme of representation.
Full date unknown
- G. Edward Lewis discovers 'man-like ape' fossils in Northern India. They are named Ramapithecus and Sugrivapithecus, after Rama and Sugriva.
- The Reserve Bank of India Act passed
- Unsuccessful attempts on the life of Sir John Anderson, Governor of Bengal.
- Protection was granted to the steel industry till 31 March 1941 subject to preference for english steel under the Ottawa agreement.
- The graduates of Dehra Dun Academy could by a new law get the Governor-General's commission in the army and the Navy.
- Formation of Congress Socialist Party.
- 7 January – Jamila Massey, actress and writer.
- 9 January – Mahendra Kapoor, playback singer (died 2008).
- 22 January – Vijay Anand, filmmaker, producer, screen writer, editor and actor (died 2004).
- 24 April – Jayakanthan, writer, essayist, journalist, pamphleteer, film-maker and critic.
- 15 March – Kanshi Ram, politician and founder of Bahujan Samaj Party (died 2006).
- 19 May – Ruskin Bond, children's writer.
- 21 July – Chandu Borde, cricketer.
- 26 July – S. L. Bhyrappa, novelist.
Full date unknown
- Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263