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In the background of Gandhi’s transformation to the Mahatma was the railways, almost like a witness to the most important events that shaped his thoughts and his personality.

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From the incident in Pietermaritzburg to reading John Ruskin's Unto This Last on a train to travelling the length and breadth of India to meet ordinary citizens, Gandhi's life was linked to the railways. It was railway travel that really opened up Gandhi’s eyes to discrimination, inequality and oppression as well as the plight of the poor and less privileged.

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