Here is Mahatma Gandhi’s first interview on film

Gandhi spinning in an undated photo.
Gandhi spinning in an undated photo.
Image: AP Photo
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Yesterday was the 145th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the architect of the Indian Independence movement. No other member of the freedom generation has inspired so many books, pamphlets, films and works of art.

This clip recorded in 1931 is thought to be Gandhiji’s first interview documented on film. The Father of the Nation gives his views on satyagraha, child marriage and prohibition. When asked whether he would die for India’s independence, he passes it off as a bad question.

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