Rare moments from Mahatma Gandhi's life - EDU

Rare moments from Mahatma Gandhi's life

From the times when he was practising as an attorney to the time he met legendary Charlie Chaplin, here is a look at the life of the Mahatma in a collection of unseen photographs.

Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), as a law student.

Mahatma Gandhi in 1905
Mahatma Gandhi when he was practising as an attorney in South Africa. He is seated in front of a window bearing his name, on the left is HSL Polak then his clerk. The woman is Miss Schlesin, a Russian.

20th May 1924
Mahatma Gandhi reading his correspondance whilst living in seclusion after being released from prison.

Premier of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975) with his wife, Soong May-ling (1898-2003), stand either side of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) after a meeting between Chiang Kai-shek and Gandhi to discuss matters of common concern to both India and China, in India.

Mahatma Gandhi, and Mrs Sarojini Naidu, with a garland, during the Salt March protesting against the government monopoly on salt production.

Mahatma Gandhi is greeted by a crowd of female textile workers during a visit to Darwen, Lancashire.

12th September 1931
Mahatma Gandhi spinning in his cabin on board ship. Sir P Pattani, prime minister of Bharnagar, rests beside him.

Mahatma Gandhi, centre, and his wife meet film actor Charlie Chaplin at the home of Dr Katral in Canning Town, east London.

22nd September 1931
An admiring East End crowd gathers to witness the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), in Canning Town, East London, as he calls upon Charlie Chaplin. Gandhi was in England in his capacity as leader of the Indian National Congress attending the London Round Table Conference on Indian constitutional reform.

16th April 1938
Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) leaves the Presidency Jail in Calcutta after interviewing political prisoners. Gandhi went to discuss the possibility of their release with the Bengal government.

24th November 1939
Mahatma Gandhi leaves the home of Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876 - 1948, left), founder of the Muslim League, en route to the Viceroy's Lodge in Delhi. 

26th August 1947
Mahatma Gandhi arriving through a surging crowd for a prayer meeting on the Calcutta Maidan, India. 100,000 Hindus and Muslims congregated to listen to Gandhi during the meeting in celebration of the Muslim festival Id-ul-Fitr.

7th August 1940
Mahatma Gandhi on his way by rickshaw to the Viceregal Lodge to meet the Viceroy of India. 

The body of Mahatma Gandhi lying in state at Birla House, New Delhi, before the funeral cortege leaves for the burning ghats on the banks of the river Yamuna.


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