• Friday, August 19, 2022

INDIA

In Delhi, walk with Gandhi in the President’s House

The President’s House, a classical palace with an Indian twist, is one of the grandest palaces in India, built by the British as the Viceroy’s House. (Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

With a moon rock, a chunk of Mount Everest and the chance to stroll with Gandhi, the President’s House in Delhi is lifting the veil on its treasures in its new museum. The President’s House, a classical palace with an Indian twist, is one of the grandest buildings in India, built by the British as the Viceroy’s House. Storerooms not opened for decades – some because of superstition – were unlocked in a treasure hunt to put together the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum’s collection. It recreates moments from India’s independence struggle such as Mahatma Gandhi’s landmark protest march against the salt tax in…

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