Exhbition at Gandhi’s Phoenix settlement to mark 120 years of his ‘Indian Opinion’ newspaper

Updated: Jun 5 2023 1:11AM

By Fakir Hassen

Johannesburg, Jun 4 (PTI) An exhibition was launched on Sunday at the Phoenix Settlement to mark the 120th anniversary of the ‘Indian Opinion’ newspaper started by Mahatma Gandhi during his time as a young lawyer in South Africa.

Gandhi had started the publication as a mass communication mechanism for the Natal Indian Congress, which he had helped establish to fight the oppressive laws of the government at the time.

After Gandhi’s return to India, the ’Indian Opinion’ continued to be published by his son Manilal and his wife Sushila until its final edition in 1962.