A place of famine relief, incarceration and finally freedom

An oasis of calm in the middle of the chaos of the city. Seems like the appropriate place to have Ghandi’s ashes. Built in 1892 during the great famine as an attempt to give people jobs for food by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Agakhan III. The construction of Agha Khan palace took 5 years and it cost around 23K AUD (18K USD).

It is also linked to the freedom movement as it was used to put Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, his secretary Mahadev Desai and Sarojini Naidu under house arrest from the 9 August 1942 to the 6 of May 1944. 

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