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- Plague in Bombay and Pune; National famine until 1897.
- E. B. Havell, one of the figureheads of the Bengal School of Painting, is appointed Superintendent of the Government School of Art, Calcutta.
- Bankimchandra Chatterjee’s Vande Mataram (Hail to the Mother), one of India’s national anthems later appropriated by Hindu chauvinists, is recited for the very first time at the Indian National Congress.
- Bal Gangadhar Tilak inaugurates a festival around the figure of the 17th C. Maratha emperor Shivaji to generate nationalist sentiment.
- B. R. Rajam Aiyer publishes the social reform novel, Kamalampal Charitram, in Tamil.
- The singer Vishnu Digambar Paluskar leaves the Miraj court to popularise classical music. For an article on the history of classical music click here