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“Nothing Great”

Gandhi Museum - Madurai
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“Nothing Great”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

This museum should be named as Freedom Fight of India.
There only posters giving detailed history on freedom fight .
Blood stained cloths of Mahatma Gandhi can make you emotional.
Poorly maintained probably on account of lack of funds.

Visited March 2013
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“never on a Friday”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Yes, this museum encapsulates the history of India's struggle for freedom since the arrival of westerners several hundred years ago in pursuit of spices and other riches. It describes the terrible oppression by the East India Company (which was news to me) and by the British, with notable exceptions. The it focuses rightly on the achievements of Gandhi, who is presented understandably as a Christ-like figure, culminating in the display of the dhoti he was wearing when he was shot and killed (I saw nothing about the actual shooting, but then it the villain was an Indian fanatic, not a greedy western power) The peace garden outside and a kind of shrine to Ghandi were lovely.
Just don;t do as I did and attempt to visit on a Friday, Many museums in India close on Mondays, this one, and its smaller neighbours are closed on Fridays,

Visited March 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Historical place”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This museum is special in its own way as Madurai was one of the five places connected with landmark events in Gandhiji's life. It was here that he renowned regular clothing and adopted the loin cloth.This museum will take you thru the journey of India's struggle for freedom in a beautiful manner. Its worth spending time going thru all the reading , which sometimes will give you goose bumps. You will feel agitated reading the stories of atrocities that the British did and you will admire and respect the great freedom fighters who fought for the independence. Its an honour to live in a country full of great people from all parts of the country. This place is a must visit.

Visited February 2013
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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“something to think about”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

although a very wordy museum it is worth taking time out to read about all the terrible things we British did to India. We were ashamed that these things are not more widely known.

Visited February 2013
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“Piece of History”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The exhibits have not been touched since the museum was opened in 1958. Hand painted story of Indian Independence with a very anti-British slant but educational about the Indian point of view.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Charles M
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