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Vithalbhai Jhaveri

Vithalbhai Jhaveri Vithalbhai Jhaveri (left) shooting for his documentary film Mahatma, 1968
Vithalbhai Jhaveri (1916-1985) was a member of the Indian National Movement and did much to promote Gandhian philosophy and preserve the memory of the unique nonviolent struggle for Indian independence. He made it his life's mission to collect photographs, films and footage of the Mahatma - his life, time and work, from sources around the world. Jhaveri became one of Gandhi's most eminent biographers and used some of the photographs and film material for his own exhibitions, films and publications.

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  Studio photograph of Mahatma Gandhi, 1931   Kasturba Gandhi with her sons in South Africa, 1902   Mahatma Gandhi during the satyagraha campaign, 1913   Mahatma Gandhi riding a bicycle, 1928  
Mahatma Gandhi walking at Sevagram Ashram, ca. 1945   Group of demonstrators, 1930   Mahatma Gandhi cutting vegetables in ashram cantine, ca. 1945   The salt march in progress, 1930. Center: Mahatma Gandhi   Mahatma Gandhi in greeting pose, Mumbai, 1946

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