Our image of the week this week comes from India. And we’re looking at a few images from Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi. Here we see images from Gandhi’s later life, in the years before his 1948 assassination. 

 Here Gandhi is wearing a Noakhali hat whilst spinning at Birla House, New Delhi

Here Gandhi is wearing a Noakhali hat whilst spinning at Birla House, New Delhi

 Here Gandhi is sharing some laughter with fellow independence movement leader Jawharlal Nehru, Mumbai, 1946

Here Gandhi is sharing some laughter with fellow independence movement leader Jawharlal Nehru, Mumbai, 1946

 In this final image Gandhi is portrayed as the "lonely pilgrim of peace", a reference to his non-violent means for obtaining change. Alas, Gandhi was soon to suffer a violent death at the hands of Hindu Nationalist Nathuram Godse

In this final image Gandhi is portrayed as the "lonely pilgrim of peace", a reference to his non-violent means for obtaining change. Alas, Gandhi was soon to suffer a violent death at the hands of Hindu Nationalist Nathuram Godse

Gandhi did, though, see an independent India, as India became an independent country in August 1947. 

 

George Levrier-Jones

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