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Gandhi is here! In London!

Nook's Corner

On the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, October 2nd, a look at his visit to London in 1931 to attend the Second Round Table Conference, aided by archival footage recently thrown open to the public by the British Pathe Archive, and newspaper clippings from the National Library of Australia, and a look at the art it spawned.

Gandhi’s arrival in London was documented in this 3 and a half minute video titled ‘Gandhi is – Here’ from the Pathe archive, and a few newspaper clippings from the National Library of Australia.




A transcript of the text in the above newspaper clipping.

Gandhi, the Indian leader, has arrived inLondon to attend the Indian Round Table Conference. He wore a loin cloth and a self made shawl despite the chilly morning. “I’m a poor mendicant,” he said. “My earthly possessions consist of six spinning wheels, a can of…

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