Saturday, September 26, 2009

Smitri Gandhi

When in Delhi, Gandhi would stay with his friends, the Birlas, who gave this house to Delhi as a memorial to Gandhi after his death. The Birlas were (and still are) quite wealthy, as you can see from the design and details of the house.

Gandhi's own quarters, of course, were quite spartan, in comparison the the luxury of the rest of the house.
Gandhi was accustomed to meet weekly with his followers in the back garden of the house; on January 30, 1948, a fifth and final assassination attempt was made on Gandhi's life in this back garden. The kiosk below marks the spot of his death.

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