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Photos used with Permission from the Gandhi Research Foundation
Gandhi with Wife Kasturba, Grandson Arun and other family
members at Sevagram Ashram, Wardha, 1940.
Gandhi on the way to meet with the Viceroy of India to
negotiate for Indian independence, Shimla, Sep. 1940.
Gandhi laughing with Congress leader Vallahbhai Patel at an
All India Congress Committee (Indian National Congress)
meeting, Mumbai, Sep. 14, 1940.
Gandhi leading one of his twice-daily interfaith prayer
meetings, Juhu Beach, Mumbai, May 1944.
Gandhi in prayer after the loss of his beloved wife and
personal secretary during their imprisonment with him,
Juhu Beach, Mumbai, May 1944.
Gandhi with Muhammad Ali Jinnah during their talks about
Indian independence at Jinnah's residence,
Mumbai, Sep. 9, 1944.
Gandhi with Sir Stafford Cripps at Bhangi Colony, a community of
untouchables, where Gandhi insisted upon staying while negotiating
for terms of independence with the British, Delhi, April 1946.

Gandhi spinning as he did daily, Sodepur Ashram,
Kolkata, Oct. 1946.
Gandhi riding in a 3rd class train compartment on his one-man peace
mission at age 77 to quell Hindu-Muslim violence that had broken out
because of the partition of India, Noakhali (now in Bangladesh), Nov. 1946.
Gandhi and his companions looking at the remains of those
killed during Muslim-Hindu violence while on his peace mission
to restore communal unity, Noakhali (now in Bangladesh), 1946.
Gandhi lying in state after being assassinated by a Hindu who
hated Gandhi's nonviolence, his spinning and his sympathy for Muslims,
Birla House, Delhi, Jan. 30, 1948.
Gandhi's body in the funeral procession of millions, including
family members and political colleagues, V. Patel and J. Nehru,
the first Ministers of India, Rajghat, Feb. 1948.
 

"The Mahatma, the Great Soul, endures in the best part of our minds, where our ideals are kept: the embodiment of human rights and the creed of nonviolence. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is something else, an eccentric of complex, contradictory and exhausting character most of us hardly know. It is fashionable at this fin de siecle to use the man to tear down the hero, to expose human pathologies at the expense of larger-than-life achievements. No myth raking can rob Gandhi of his moral force or diminish (his) remarkable importance."
– Time Magazine, Dec. 31, 1999 naming Gandhi as runner up "Person of the Century" after Albert Einstein

"Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth."
– Albert Einstein

"If humanity is to progress Gandhi is inescapable."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

We have completed filming at 33 locations of Gandhi's life and legacy in India. We have conducted 25 interviews with witnesses to his life, scholars, educators and humanitarians. Click here to read our Status Report.