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MKG book released at the United Nations

1st October 2010 - A special edition of the book – MKG –Imaging Peace Truth and Ahimsa was released by the President of the General Assemble of the United Nations. The release was marked with attendance from Ambassadors from over 50 nations and was the official UN event marking the International Day of Non-Violence.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010


An email has been going around claiming this photo captured the assassination of the Mahatma, it’s actually a still from the movie - NINE HOURS TO RAMA - released in 1963.In 1964 it was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award Best British Cinematography.

Horst Buchholz played Nathuram Godse.

"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who blamed Gandhi for the killings of thousands of Hindus by Muslims is revealed in a series of flashbacks

Director:Mark Robson
Writers:Nelson Gidding (writer)
Stanley Wolpert (book)

Release Date:
USA 3 April 1963 (New York City, New York)
West Germany 30 April 1963
Sweden 27 May 1963
France 7 June 1963
Denmark 4 September 1963
Finland 25 October 1963

The film was apparently banned in India; this is not confirmed and needs to be verified.

The moment of assassination from the film can be viewed in the clip below


  1. I see the similarities in the face in the photo and the movie actor. But the specific scene in not to be seen in the movie clip.

    1. The scene in the first photo may have been edited out in the final version as it may have been seen as inflammatory, I have added a couple of images that would have been a part of that sequence, these too have been edited out.



Joseph Deiss, President of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly, holds up a limited edition copy of “MKG – Mahatma Gandhi – Imaging Peace, Truth & Ahisma” at an event commemorating the International Day of Non-Violence. The day is observed 2 October for the birthday of non-violence pioneer Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi). Pictured with Mr. Deiss are Hardeep Singh Puri (left), Permanent Representative of India to the UN, and Birad Rajaram Yajnik, the book's author.
01 October 2010 United Nations, New York