Saturday, October 02, 2010

Oct 2 - Mahatama Gandhi at 141

[Photo courtesy: Amitabh Bachchan]

"If blood to be shed, let it be our own.
Let us cultivate the calm courage to die without killing."
~ Mahatma Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948)

[Above] A video clipping of Gandhi's speech challenging Jan Smuts' racist law of segregation. From Attenborough's epic - Gandhi: The World Event.

Richard Attenborough writes in his compilation book:

"[Gandhi's] words struck me so forcibly that there and then I committed myself to attempt to make a film about Mahatma Gandhi - a commitment that changed the subsequent twenty years of my life."

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