What’s Gandhi Doing in Winnipeg?

ghandi in winnipeg There is a statue of Gandhi at the Forks in Winnipeg right in the center of the laneway just south of the Human Rights Museum. Gandhi looks like he’s out for a brisk stroll with his signature cane and fits right in with the other Winnipeggers walking down the street.  What is a statue of Gandhi was doing in Winnipeg?gandhi human rights museum winnipeg I discovered the artwork was a gift from the Indian government to the Friends of the Canadian Human Rights Museum in 2004, but it was only unveiled in its permanent spot in June of 2010.  


Posts about India…..

The Taj Mahal At Dawn

Tiger Safari

India Assaults The Senses

Beggars Everywhere



Filed under Canada, Culture, History, India, Winnipeg

8 responses to “What’s Gandhi Doing in Winnipeg?

  1. https://maryloudriedger2.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img_25721.jpg?w=770&h=200&crop=1

    Hi there,

    I am currently working on a blog and I reference Gandhi and the banner image you have used here is awesome! Is it yours? Would you be okay sharing it? If it’s not yours, would you happen to know form where it comes and whether it can be used with Creative Commons?

    with respect,



  2. Hi MaryLou,

    That sounds great! I do not – however – see a link. Am I missing something?

    with respect,



  3. Hi MaryLou,

    Thanks! I have sent an email.

    with gratitude,



  4. https://mayawalk.ca/blog-a-deacons-musing-vignette-sophia/

    Thanks again MaryLou! I hope my use of your image meets with your approval!

    with thanks,



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