Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mahatma Gandhi Museum

Last week, we were able to go to the Mahatma Gandhi Museum located here in New Delhi.  As you might suppose, it was as austere as his life.  When he was assassinated in 1948 at the age of 79, what few items of his life were collected and placed in the museum.  There wasn't much there, but what there was was interesting, especially how he chose to live his life and the influence he had on the India nation.    

Gandhi was trained in law and spent much of his early life in South Africa (from age 24-45) as a lawyer and fighting for the civil rights.  He then moved back to India and is known as the Father of the Nation for helping get India their Independence from Great Britain through non-violent disobedience.  As you might expect, he wasn't great friends with Winston Churchill. 

So much for the history lesson.  On to the pictures... I took a few pictures inside the museum until I was told very nicely that pictures were not allowed.

Statue depicts the 241 mile march by Gandhi and
78 selected associates on March 12, 1830 to protest
the British imposed ban on making salt

Sounds pretty good to me, but then truth is truth
wherever you find it

With his wife

Gandhi's bedroom in one of his homes on the
museum grounds. 

Ben Kingsley... huh, no this one is
Mahatma Gandhi

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