Thursday, September 10, 2009
MAHATMA GANDHI`s CHAMPARAN
Sir Richard Attenborough's award winning film, "Gandhi", authentically, and at some length, depicts the above episode. (Raj Kumar Shukla is not mentioned by his name in the film, however.) The two images here are from that film. The bearded gentleman, just behind Gandhiji, in the picture on the left, and on the elephant at right, is Raj Kumar Shukla.
Gandhiji, in his usual joking way, had commented that in Champaran he "found elephants just as common as bullock carts in (his native) Gujarat"!!"
(SOURCE: HISTORY OF BIHAR, http://gov.bih.nic.in/profile/history.htm)