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Gandhi Journal Article-II : The Satyagrahi in South Africa

The Satyagrahi in South Africa

By Nechama Brodle

Hundred years is a long time, particularly in a town only a little older than a century itself. 

The road to Tolstoy Farm, Mahatma Gandhi's penultimate residence in South Africa, is no longer marked, if indeed it ever was. To get there I have to head south along Lenasia Drive and then follow a set of rather cryptic directions provided by an urban geographer and a sociologist. 

The farm was founded in 1910, the same year Count Leo Tolstoy would die. Gandhi was a great fan of the Russian writer and the two had exchanged several rather beautiful letters, rich with ideas and encouragement. 


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