Disputed borders, refuges, charismatic leaders, assassinations - the India of the mid-century does not sound so distant from the world today. It was a time and place captured expertly and in great depth by the pioneering photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004). In January 1948 Cartier-Bresson traveled to Delhi to meet with one of the key players in that transition, India's great leader Mahatma Gandhi. It would be one of Gandhi's final meetings before the leader's assassination at the hands of as Hindu nationalist on January 30. The resulting photos of Gandhi's last day of life are part of 69 photographs from his travels in India.
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