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Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political leader and religious and social reformer

Mohandas Karamchand ('Mahatma') Gandhi

Sitter in 7 portraits
Born in Porbander, India, Gandhi studied law in London. After returning to India he went to South Africa to work as a legal advisor. There he led a campaign against the requirement for people of Indian heritage to carry identity cards. This resulted in his spending time in prison. Gandhi played a leading part in the formation of the Indian National Congress. He advocated the use of non-violent methods of resistance to British rule, such as fasting. Gandhi adopted a simple way of life and style of dress. He was widely respected as a great teacher, doing much to improve the plight of India's poor. He was assassinated in Delhi in January 1948 by a Hindu activist.

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x137612

Mahatma Gandhi

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, December 1931
NPG x137612

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Mahatma Gandhi

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 24 October 1931
NPG x137613

x137614

Mahatma Gandhi

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 26 September 1931
NPG x137614

x82218

Mahatma Gandhi

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1931
NPG x82218

x126896

Mahatma Gandhi

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 1940s
NPG x126896

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Henry Salomon Polak; Mahatma Gandhi; Miss Schlesin

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1948 (1900s)
NPG x137615

D7574

Mahatma Gandhi

after Jacob Kramer
screenprint, 1932
NPG D7574