"Tracing the footsteps of Gandhi" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Gujarat by husain

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Shooting a feature on the `Salt march'

Mahatama Gandhi's Salt March, from Sabarmati to Dandi, in 1930, was one of his more famous non-violent protests against British rule in India, which sparked off a campaign of civil disobedience, that eventally got India her Independence.
I was shooting a feature on this Salt March in Gujarat... The final product is now a permanent exhibit at the `Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum' In Delhi. (www.eternalgandhi.org)

Playing the role...

A hundred extras, and one actor playing `Gandhi'...

Picking up salt at Dandi

The march was to protest against the British salt tax.

The salt tax made it illegal for workers to freely collect their own salt from the coasts of India, making them buy salt they couldn’t really afford, and allowing a complete British monopoly.

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  • Last visit to State of Gujarat: Mar 2004
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Nice picture of re-enacted salt march- I visited the Sabarmarti Ashram- its a wonderfully interesting place.

  • ummjo's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2007 at 10:24 PM

    Lovely pics of the salt march. The salt march is held annually in my city too (Durban, South Africa)

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 1:58 AM

    Your page and photos are wonderful as usual, Husain. Hope to visit soon.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2004 at 1:44 PM

    It is a very interesting page, i loved specially your pics.

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2004 at 9:19 PM

    Dawn and dusk and everything so lovely inbetween them!!! Great work on a great human being!!! Lucky you!!! To get all the actors and extras to pose for you!!! HAHAHA!!!

  • j-san's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2004 at 9:14 AM

    random breathtaking stuff more like it!!! wow, what a sunset.. or two.. simply amazing :)

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