Gandhi arrives in England for ‘dumb’ millions 80 years ago today


(watch Gandhi's arrival in London @ 1:12 into embedded video)

(Saturday, September 12, 1931) — Mahatma Gandhi, the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement, arrived in London this afternoon in a chilling and drenching rain, determined to do his best at the second Round Table Conference for the “dumb and semi-starved millions” of India.

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