An England cricket team visited India and suffered two defeats in 20 games, losing to the Parsees.
July 6 - Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
Fatima Begum was born. She was one of the early actors in Indian cinema and India's first female film director.
Abdul Majid Daryabadi was born. He was an Indian Muslim writer and exegete of the Quran. He edited the Urdu weekly Sach and then Sidq.
January 4 - J. C. Kumarappa (Joseph Chelladurai Cornelius) was born. He was a economist and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He was a pioneer of rural economic development theories.
October 17 - Sir Ramasamy Chetty Kandasamy Shanmukham Chetty was born. He was a lawyer, economist and politician. He was the first finance minister of India after Independence. He was the Diwan of Cochin kingdom from 1935 to 1941.
October 28 - The Reverend Lal Behari Dey died. He was a Bengali journalist who converted to Christianity and became a Christian missionary himself.