Lot 267: Mohandas Gandhi

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:51:51

Lot 267: ALS in Gujarati, on both sides of a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard, postmarked November 15, 1930. Letter written from Yerwada Central Jail to his friend Dr. Behram Navroji Khambatta. In part (translated): "I have received your letter. I have operated the 'Jeevan Rentyo,' and it works well. Gadiv is inspecting it now. Kaka is also quite comfortable using Jeevan Rentyo, but not so Aadiv. I am impressed by its simplicity and economy. But I still can't decide why can't you make use of milk in Bombay? Nothing needs to be done. Perhaps curd would be better than milk, if you don't care about the taste." In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.Six months earlier, on May 5, 1930, Gandhi was arrested just a few days before his planned nonviolent raid on the Dharasana Salt Works as part of a civil disobedience movement in support of Indian independence. His challenge to British authority had gained extensive newspaper and newsreel coverage, leading to the spiritual leader's incarceration. However, his followers' nonviolent opposition to Britain's salt taxes continued in his absence, with more than 80,000 Indians jailed as a result. The campaign had a significant effect on the attitudes of British authorities toward Indian independence and caused large numbers of Indians to actively join the fight for the first time. Even from prison, Gandhi continued his struggle to do what was best for the Indian people. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $3000-4000
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