Prabhudas Gandhi has been interviewed by Mr. Peter Ruhe(Founder-chairperson of GandhiServe Foundation) on January 1, 1988 at Kasturba Ashram, near Rajkot/Gujarat, India, on the occassion of a visit by a German group tour titled "In the Traces of Mahatma Gandhi". The talk covers his involvement in India's independence movement led by Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi, particularly the period from 1900 to 1915 in South Africa.
Shot list: Prabhudas Gandhi (grand nephew of Mahatma Gandhi) spinning cotton on foldable charkha (spinning-wheel). Welcome of German group who visits Gujarat in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi. Gives background of Gandhi family in Porbandar. Describes the establishment and atmosphere at Gandhi's Phoenix settlement near Durban, South Africa, where Prabhudas Gandhi grew up with Gandhi and was treated like one of his sons. He went to the settlements school and had to work hard according to John Ruskin's book Unto This Last on whose principles the community was founded and run. The weekly paper Indian Opinion was printed there; describes the production process, especially Gandhi's involvement. Describes how he played w... read more
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