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India's Independence Movement - Talk with freedom fighter Mr. Chandrakant Jardosh

Mr. Chandrakant D. Jardosh has been interviewed by Mr. Peter Ruhe (Founder-chairperson of GandhiServe Foundation, on 26 February 2005 at his residence in Mumbai, India. The talk is of 52 min 18 sec. and covers his involvement in India's independence movement led by Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi. Summary: Born at Surat (Gujarat) in 1923 his grandfather was headmaster of a school. His father was government official (taxation work). He grew up in a joint family that belongs to Vaishnava cult (Krishnaites, Hindu religion). He had three brothers and one sister; his father took him to Bardoli Congress meeting in c. 1937 where he saw Ghandi, Nehru, Indira Nehru (later: Gandhi) and other leaders. His family sympathised with Congress politics, read Gandhi's papers and books. He saw Gandhi again on Surat railway station on Gandhi's way to Simla in 1941 and followed Gandhi's clarion call "Do or Die!" during the Quit India movement. He attended Congress meetings and stuck anti-British posters on walls and distributed leaflets... Id: mh085_viewing Courtesy: GandhiServe Foundation – Mahatma Gandhi Research and Media Service, For personal, institutional and commercial use contact:

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