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The first ashram founded by Gandhi was not at Sabramati but in South Africa. What was it called ?

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Asked by Kavita Prsd, 20 Sep '09 02:58 am
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The Phoenix Settlement, established by Gandhiji near Durban in 1904, was formally reopened on February 27, 2000, at a ceremony attended by the President of South Africa, the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and many other leaders.

The settlement - the first Ashram of Gandhiji - had been damaged in 1985 riots when some African squatters occupied much of the settlement, and named it Bambayi. Though the Indian community was deeply distressed, it refrained from seeking the forcible eviction of the squatters. The Phoenix Settlement Trust, with financial assistance from the Government of India, recently restored Gandhiji's house and established a clinic, an HIV/Aids Centre and other facilities to serve all the people in the area, African and Indian.
Answered by anantharaman, 20 Sep '09 05:19 am

 
  
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Phoenix settlement in Natal and Tolstoy Farm near Johannesberg
Answered by jakir hussain, 20 Sep '09 03:17 am

 
  
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