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In Search of Gandhi

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Statues of M. K. (Mahatma) Gandhi stand at major crossroads and other locations in almost every city and town in India. Gandhi’s face appears on the Indian currency. The inspirational leader of India’s independence movement from Great Britain is invoked at numerous opportunities by politicians, business people, social activists, and others, not only in India, but around the world. As many of his current admirers, and most likely he himself would say if he could, what
he would have liked to leave to the world was not his image, or his name, or any of the other ephemera of his life cut short by an assassin’s bullet in 1948. Rather, he and his admirers might say that his beliefs and philosophy were his most important legacies. Filmmaker Lalit Vachani takes this belief to heart in this fifty-two-minute documentary In Search of Gandhi.