Banner of a collage of Mahatma Gandhi's photographs in colour (Ghandi).


Initiated by GandhiServe India, in an interdisciplinary project Gandhi scholars, historians, photo experts and graphic designers joined hands in order to turn over 4.500 black and white photographs of Mahatma Gandhi into colour images, thus making them true documents of history. After scanning, all photographs have been cleaned digitally and colourized by skilled Indian hands according to the historic settings. When the photographs were taken the actual colourful scenes were reduced to black and white photographs due to technical limitations of those days. Now in a complex process Indian experts added the missing colours. 


With this the intention was not to manipulate or adulterate pictures but to bring them closer to the colourful image the photograph documents. 


Moreover, greatest care has been taken to caption the photographs properly. 

These photographs form part of The GandhiServe Archives.

GandhiServe India is a member of the multinational GandhiServe Network.