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Legacy Tour at Pune
Kasturba Gandhi’s Final Resting Place

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Legacy Tour at Pune  Kasturba Gandhi’s Final Resting Place

Kasturba Gandhi was married to M.K. Gandhi in an arranged marriage. Gandhi was thirteen and Kasturba fourteen years old at their marriage in 1883. When Gandhi left to study in London in 1888, she remained in India to raise their newborn son Harilal Gandhi. She had three more sons: Manilal Gandhi, Ramdas Gandhi, and Devdas Gandhi. Working closely with her husband, Kasturba Gandhi became a political activist fighting for civil rights and Indian independence from the British. From 1904 to 1914, she was active in the Phoenix Settlement near Durban South Africa. During the 1913 protest against working conditions for Indians in South Africa, Kasturba was arrested and...

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Legacy Tour Kolhapur to Pune

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Legacy Tour Kolhapur to Pune

Day 3. On the road from Kolhapur to Pune. Visiting Aga Khan Palace.   Aga Khan Palace is a majestic building, featuring Italian arches and spacious lawns, is considered to be one of the greatest marvels of India. The palace is closely linked to the Indian freedom movement as it served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi. It is also the place were Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai breathed their last breath. In 2003, Archeological Survey of India (ASI) declared the Palace as a monument of national...

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