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Gandhi's spinning wheel among Time's 100 'Most Influential Photos'

The magazine includes a black and white photo of a bespectacled Gandhi reading news while spinning wheels

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

A 1946 picture of Mahatma Gandhi with his Charkha (spinning wheel) in the foreground is among the 100 most influential images of all time, according to a compilation by Time magazine of "images that changed the world." The black and white photo of a bespectacled Gandhi taken by Margaret Bourke-White shows Gandhi sitting on a thin mattress on the floor, head bent down as he is reading the news while his spinning wheels sits in the foreground. The picture was taken for an article on India's leaders but less than two years later it was featured prominently in a ...

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 14:39 IST
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