Photos & text: National Gandhi Museum

As we celebrate 70 years of India’s independence, the National Gandhi Museum and India International Centre have come together to present an exhibition, entitled Gandhi’s Vision: Freedom and Beyond.

Curated by Aparna Basu, former professor of history and Chairperson, National Gandhi Museum, the show presents photographs and documents depicting India’s freedom struggle under Mahatma Gandhi’s leadership. Beginning with Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa in1915 and the first Satyagraha in Champaran in 1917, the exhibition showcases images of the Ahmedabad Mill workers’ strike, the Non-Cooperation Movement, Bardoli Satyagraha, Dandi March, Quit India Movement and Gandhi’s last days in Bihar and Noakhali.

The exhibition will also include a display of replicas of Gandhi’s ashrams, the flag used during the freedom struggle, replicas of Gandhi’s personal belongings, and original copies of magazines edited by Gandhi—such as Young India, Harijan, Navjivan—among other things. 

The exhibition is on view till 21 August at the Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre, Delhi

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