11 May 2022, 11:00 am
23 Grams of Salt: Retracing Gandhi’s March to Dandi
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions, Webcasts
Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC
End Date
24 May 2022, 07:00 pm


An exhibition of photographs by Anuj Ambalal 

The Salt March, conceived and led by Mohandas K. Gandhi, is regarded as one of the defining movements in the history of the independence struggle. 90 years later, the photographer, Anuj Ambalal retraces the Mahatma’s steps and those who walked with him. Included in the display are copies of personal letters that Gandhiji wrote during the March; and short video film interviews of some of the surviving witnesses of the March.

Preview on Tuesday 10 May at 18:30
Anuj Ambalal will conduct a walk - through of the exhibition

As part of this exhibition, there will be several related programmes in the Art Gallery

On 11 May 2022 at 18:30
In Conversation

 Anuj Ambalal in conversation with Ina Puri, writer, art curator and documentarian


On 23 May 2022 at 18:30 in the Multipurpose Hall

Film: 'The Salt Stories'
(84 min; 2008; b/w & colour; Hindi/English/Gujarati and with English subtitles)
Director: Lalit Vachani

Recipient of the Best Documentary Award, MIAAC 2009; and 2nd Prize, Film South Asia, Kathmandu 2009

In 1930, a group of Indians led by a frail, elderly man marched a distance of 241 miles. They marched for salt. Mahatma Gandhi was able to craft an anti-colonial, nationalist movement around the most basic issue of livelihood: the right of Indians to make and consume their own salt. Set against the backdrop of Gandhi’s original journey, this documentary is a road-movie about issues of livelihood in a modern, globalising India. It is a documentary about ‘the salt stories’ of our times.

(Collaboration: The Raza Foundation)