Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum Ahmedabad Reviews
Iconic man, inspiring viewing Feb 02, 2011
Located on the edge of the city centre and near the banks of the Sabarmati, the Gandhi memorial museum has a rather calm and sombre atmosphere. The place attracts a decent amount of foreign tourists and nationals who are keen to pay tribute to such an iconic man.
It really was an honour to visit his house, and very difficult not to become humbled by walking in the same footsteps as he did and seeing his personal artefacts. Gazing at the busy banks for the Sabarmati, it was worth seeing where some of his ashes would have been scattered.
The exhibition was rather engaging and informative; I scanned the various photographs that were there. It was quite unfortunate that he was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize despite being nominated seven times, and perplexing that it cannot or has not been awarded posthumously. Although this has been publicly regretted, it was touching to learn that Gandhi often gets referred to as the missing laureate.
When he was alive, Gandhi used to received a lot of mail from supporters of the independence movement. Although the addresses were sketchy at best, it’s amazing they all used to reach him. Evidently, there was a rather efficient Indian postal service amid a politically charged atmosphere!
The museum is very nicely done, comprehensive but not boring, emotional but not lavish or overly laudatory. A very nice tribute to Gandhi indeed. As Gandhi started his salt march from here, the sight is a very worthy place to come and visit.
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