Ghandi Museum

Today, we went to the Ghandi Museum in Delhi.  It is located at the house in which he stayed up until the point of his death.  One can see the garden in which he held prayers and the very place he was assassinated.  The museum is an interactive audio-visual tour (accompanied by numerous, if not slighty annoying, tour guides) through the house.  Each room has been transformed into an exhibit of sorts, displaying art and other items representing the story of India’s fight for independence and Ghandi’s role in the process, as well as his own personal life story and values.

Ghandi's last footsteps from the house to the prayer garden where he was assassinated

Ghandi's last footsteps from the house to the prayer garden where he was assassinated

The prayer garden where Ghandi was assassinated

The prayer garden where Ghandi was assassinated

Life-size replica of Ghandi and his wife, Kasturba

Life-size replica of Ghandi and his wife, Kasturba

Statue of Ghandi

Statue of Ghandi

There were a great deal of other creative items, these in particular struck my fancy: they must have had something to do with Ghandi’s values and worldview, I’m not entirely sure.  Somehow they were important, though, because depictions of this scene occured more than once…

See-no-evil, Speak-no-evil, Hear-no-evil monkeys

See-no-evil, Speak-no-evil, Hear-no-evil monkeys

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