There are a number of important Indian personalities who have earned the respect of people around the world. None, however, is as popular as Mahatma Gandhi. Mani Bhawan or Mani Bhavan is an important house in Mumbai since most of Gandhi’s political gatherings and activities were held in this mansion. The ideological leader of India conducted meetings and made his famous non-violent sermons here from 1917 to 1934. Members of the Mani family, original owners of the house, were Gandhi’s close friends. Officially considered as Gandhi’s headquarters during those times, several non-violent political initiatives such as the Satyagraha, Khadi and Swadeshi movements began in Mani Bhawan.
In 1955, the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, or the National Gandhi Memorial Trust that is controlled by India’s central government, decided to [Read more…]