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Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mohandas Karamchand ('Mahatma') Gandhi

Sitter in 7 portraits
Political leader, activist and religious and social reformer. Born in Porbandar, India, Gandhi left for London in 1888 to study law at University College. His first major job was as a legal advisor in South Africa where he led a campaign against the requirement for people of Indian heritage to carry identity cards. By the time he returned to India in 1915, Gandhi was an international figure. He played a leading role in the formation of the Indian National Congress and campaigned for India's political independence from Britain. His calls for non-violent protests against British rule were embraced by Indians of all classes and religions. In response, the British arrested him for sedition and imprisoned him for two years. In 1948, he was assassinated in Delhi by a Hindu extremist.

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Mahatma Gandhi, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x137612

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x137613

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x137614

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82218

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi, by Unknown photographer - NPG x126896

Mahatma Gandhi

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 1940s
NPG x126896

Henry Salomon Polak; Mahatma Gandhi; Miss Schlesin, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x137615

Henry Salomon Polak; Mahatma Gandhi; Miss Schlesin

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

Mahatma Gandhi, after Jacob Kramer - NPG D7574

Mahatma Gandhi

after Jacob Kramer
chromolithograph, 1932
NPG D7574

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