Posts Tagged "Dandi"

Sevagram Ashram was Gandhi’s
‘village that was his kingdom’

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Sevagram Ashram was Gandhi’s  ‘village that was his kingdom’

In 1936 my Grandfather wrote from the newly established Sevagram Ashram to Henry Polak, his former senior editor when he was still in South Africa publishing the Indian Opinion newspaper two decades earlier.  By that time my father Manilal Gandhi and mother Sushila Gandhi were managing the publication, which they would continue to do for another two decades.   This vital piece of Gandhian history was recently published in Times of India. Gandhi writes his letter from Sevagram Ashram, shortly after establishing his latest and final headquarters that would remain until his death in 1948. “I am trying to become a villager,” he (Gandhi) wrote on 6 July 1936 to...

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Day 10 (10th December) : Surat / Dandi & Valsad

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Lifescapes 2017 | 0 comments

Day 10 (10th December) : Surat / Dandi & Valsad

After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, the group will drive to Dandi and Valsad by bus. Stopping at Matvad the group will walk the last 5 kilometers (3 miles) to Dandi retracing the footsteps of Bapu and the 80 handpicked satygrahis who accompanied him from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi on the epic 241 mile Salt March Satyagraha. Then from Dandi drive to Dharasana and visit the site of the raid on the Government Salt Depto. Dandi is a small village in the Jalalpore district, Gujarat, India. It is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea near the city of Navsari. It shot into worldwide prominence in 1930 when Mahatma Gandhi selected it to be the place for the Salt Satyagraha....

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