Lala was a punk! This is one of the most illuminating things I have read in recent times. And yet, still doesn't explain why a book like Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games can be read in India but a film based on it cannot be made and screened in India without a lot of 'toning down' for Indian sensitivities.
Forgot to add: Came across it at Digital Library here:
Indian Cinematograph Committee (1927-28) vol. 1,
Indian Cinematograph Committee (1927-28) vol. 2
Aren't available in an easy to read pdf form there. So I took some parts of it and converted them to pdf.
While on the topic of cinema, information and crowd behavior:
ironic, Lala Lajpat Rai vs Babbu Maan