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Mani Bhavan, Mumbai: 19 reviews and 38 photos

The Mani Bhavan is the building where Mahatma Ghandi stayed during his visits to Bombay between 1917 and 1934 and is, today, open as a museum. Gandhi took his first lessons in carding from a carder who used to pass by here everyday in 1917. He also learnt spinning here and there are a few spinning wheels in his living room which has been preserved. Gandhi launched the Satyagraha against the Rowlatt Act from here in March 1919 as well as his civil disobedience compaign in 1932. The house features a library with more than 50,000 reference books as well as some written by and on Gandhi. There is also a picture gallery which gives glimpses of Gandhi at Mani Bhavan and the important events in his life. It also displays letters, article and documents written by and about Gandhi.

Open: 9.30am-6pm everyday. Admission: Free.

Address: 19, Laburnum Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai
Phone: +91 22 2380 5864
Website: http://www.gandhi-manibhavan.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 16, 2007
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