KHAKI has organised an exhibition called #MumbaiSwaraj at the KHAKI Lab in Fort, Mumbai, starting from 13th August. The month-long exhibition, through pictures and text, covers the journey of nationalist political thought and action in the city from as early as 1833 till the time of freedom and eventual sovereignty in 1950.
The exhibition unfolds with the political awakening of the city, its trysts with revolutionaries and the Indian National Congress, Mumbai’s intertwining with leaders like Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi and even Mohammed Ali Jinnah, and ends with the contributions of its nationalist media.
According to Bharat Gothoskar, founder of KHAKI, “The #MumbaiSwaraj exhibition is a comprehensive account of the freedom struggle in the city. From early rumblings at the
Elphinstone College, to six Congress sessions in the city, to salt satyagrahas at various locations, to contributions by unsung heroes such as Babu Genu and Bhai Kotwal, the exhibition brings to the fore stories of Mumbai’s contribution to the freedom movement that has been long forgotten.”
Details of the event:
Date & Time: 11am to 1pm & 2pm to 7pm on 13th August to 17th September, 2022.
Open on all days, except Monday. Open on Independence Day.
Venue: Khaki Lab, Third Floor, Hari Chambers, 58/64 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400001
First day covers of freedom fighters who have roads named after them in the city will also be on display. No prior registration required for walk-ins.
Team Khaki will also curate walks around the August Kranti Maidan on the theme of Mumbai’s contribution to the freedom movement. The #AzadHind walk will take place at 9 am every Sunday till 2nd October, and the starting point will be Tejpal Hall. The ticket price is Rs 599 per head (50% discount to students and senior citizens). To book please visit khakitours.com