'Devil dancer' dives through a hoop with only an inch to spare, in Madras, India. A group of men wearing traditional kinds of dresses performing the 'devil dancing'. Two men hold a hoop and one of the 'devil dancer' dives through the hoop. Men stand around and watch. Children seated on the ground. The hoop is tried on through the head of the dancer and there are only inches to spare, and the hoop does not pass through his shoulder. Two men holding a hoop and the 'devil dancer' dives through the hoop.
The problem of increasing population and food scarcity in India. A rural Indian woman preparing a meal over an open fire. A grown girl and small child sit nearby. An Indian family sitting for a meal. Indian families migrating to cities in search of a better life. Crowded street scenes in an Indian cities, such as Delhi, Madras, and Calcutta. Pedestrians, bicycles, buses and several sacred cows are seen. A busy marketplace, where merchants prepare and sell meats, fish, fruits, and other foods. Cars and other vehicles moving single-file between roadside merchant stalls. A traffic jam of cars, rickshaws, and other conveyances. The poor sifting through rubbish at a dump site. Alleyway in a shantytown. Wealthy Indians leaving a hotel by a modern automobile and others diving into an exclusive swimming pool.
Highlights the problem of increasing population and food scarcity in India. A board amidst a ground reads: 'Indian Institute of Technology Madras'. Building amidst the ground. Interior of a factory. Men work. Exterior of a temple. Statues on the walls of temple. A woman teaches other women about the importance of family planning. Women stand with their children. Trees and houses in the background. Woman teaches other women with the help of drawings and charts. Another woman teaches girls in a school. She teaches about the method of sterilization and its importance. Men go for sterilization. A woman talks to a man. A man drinks tea.
Animated map shows Indian Ocean,with Bay of Bengal; Ceylon; India and cities of Madras and Calcutta; and Burma and city of Rangoon. Two Japanese aircraft carriers are seen in waters off Rangoon, during World War 2. Officers aboard looking through binoculars. Antiaircraft guns on one of the carriers. A Japanese Mitsubishi A6M (zero/Zeke) airplane is readied and takes off from the carrier, followed by another. Several are seen flying in formation over the city of Rangoon. Sounds of explosions and smoke rising, as the Japanese bomb the city. Black smoke from exploding flak is also seen. Scene shifts to a Japanese warship firing 5.5 inch guns at a British ship which is hit by shellfire. The ship explodes emitting dense white smoke, and sinks from sight. Three A6M Zeros fly overhead. Aerial view of a British ship being bombed, and burning.
A film about the various nationwide movements in India and contribution of the Indian political leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi before independence in India. People rejoice as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is out of jail. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi sits on a stage and is surrounded by a crowd. Gandhiji addresses the crowd from a balcony. A huge crowd gathered as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi addresses the people. A British India flag in the foreground. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi stands with other men on the balcony.
A documents film about the people's various nationwide movements and contribution of the Indian political leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi before independence in India. The followers of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi riot against police during the civil disobedience movement. The police hits and controls the crowd. A policeman carries a man. A medical van in the crowd.