Feature Gandhi, Non-Violence and Indian Independence Benjamin Zachariah helps to debunk the romantic 'Legend of the Mahatma'. Benjamin Zachariah | Published in History Review Issue 69 March 2011 Front page of The Times of India on 15 August 1947, carrying news reports on the first Independence Day. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.