Says The Independent:
Some of those enamoured by the first grainy images of cinema had brought a projector in 1940s Bombay. As the first images whirred to life on a taut white cloth raised in clearings in villages, a novel cultural experience presented itself before audiences who sat agape, witnessing the magic. Gradually, old projectors found themselves carted off into dusty villages by maverick lawyers, doctors and producers who formed the first touring cinema companies. Till today, the same projectors- though modified and much Indianized – have been handed down like heirlooms across generations spanning more than six decades.
More here, at World Press Photo
(Gracias Anita Doron)