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National Leaders Tree Solution

Jun 24, 2012

Answers to where the 10 recognized faces reside. The likeliness and subjects are however not given due to the nature of the illustrations origins.

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National Leaders Tree Solution

- 10 National Leaders
- 1 Hidden face

National Leaders Tree Solution

The National Leaders Tree was drawn in the 1880's by an unnamed illustrator for Harper's Illustrated. It has been variously claimed to represent Indian leaders, South American leaders, and Russian leaders. It originally was meant to illustrate British leaders.

The reason for this illustration to be applicable over such a span in time makes me think of how people want to see meaning in everyday occurrences. It is very interesting. Because the creator is unnamed and from long ago we cannot look to him/her to tell us who the faces were meant to depict, perhaps they were intentionally done in a way that could be construed as many different people with the intent that the representation exceed any individuals and develop a life of its very own.


  1. These are all Indian leaders. #7 is Mahatma Gandhi. #s 1 and 2 are Rajeev and Indira Gandhi. #9 is Nehru. The others escape me right now, but all Indian leaders.

  2. Mahatma Ghandi was only 20 or younger when this sketch was drawn in the 1880s.

  3. Other leaders are
    Protagonist BHAGAT SINGH
    Netaji Subaru chandra Bose

    Balgangadhar Tilak
    Ironman Vallabhai Patel

  4. 1. Rajiv Gandhi
    2. Indira Gandhi
    3. Dr. Radhakrishnan
    4. Chandrashekhar Azad
    5. Subhash Chandra Bose
    6. Rabindra Nath Tagore
    7. Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)
    8. Gopal Krishan Gokhale
    9. Jawahar Lal Nehru
    10. Lal Bahadur Shastri

  5. This is a pic from the 1880s. There are no 20th-century leaders on the list, from India or anywhere else. End of story.



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