This historic building, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, chronicles the story of India’s independence from British rule. Today, Mani Bhavan is a museum and a research centre that houses a library, a picture gallery and memorabilia related to the freedom movement. But between 1917 and 1934, it was the focal point of the political activities of Mahatma Gandhi. It witnessed a historic four-day fast conducted by Gandhiji back in 1921, to restore peace in Mumbai. It was in Mani Bhavan that Gandhiji started his association with the charkha or the spinning wheel. Interestingly, the initiations of noted agitations like the Civil Disobedience, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements took place in this historical building. A walk through its exalted corridors takes us back to the political struggles held during the Indian freedom movement. The photo section in the museum has a lot of information and can be an invaluable guide for those interested in revisiting the history of India.

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