Lot 1201: Gandhi, Manilal



2015-09-16 14:12:29

Lot 1201: Gandhi Manilal: (1892-1956) Son Of Mahatma K. Gandhi, Editor Of The Indian Opinion, A Gujarati-English Weekly Publication In Durban, South Africa. A Good Autograph Statement Signed, Manilal Gandhi, Two Pages, Slim 4To, S. S. Karanja, 18Th November 1949. Gandhi Writes A Biographical Account, In Part, 'Second Son Of Mahatma Gandhi. Born October 1892. Brought To South Africa By Father 1896. Returned To India 1901. Came Back To South Africa 1904. Took Active Part In The Passive Resistance Movement Led By Father Against Racially Discriminatory Laws Enacted Against Indians By The Government Of The Union Of South Africa. Went To Prison Several Times Until Settlement Was Arrived At In 1914.…Learnt Hand Spinning & Hand Weaving In Pursuance Of The Movement Led By Father To Revive Village Industries In India For The Emancipation Of The Starving Millions. In 1916 Was Sent By Father To South Africa To Help In Conducting "Indian Opinion" - Paper Founded By Father In 1904 For The Social, Moral, Educational And Political Advancement Of Indians And For Promoting Better Understanding Between Indians, Europeans And Other Nationalities In South Africa….Took Active Part In Civil Disobedience Movement Led By Father Against The Salt Tax In India. Spent Nine Months In Prison….Took Active Part In Passive Resistance Against Asiatic Land Tenure Act, Enacted By The Government Of The Union Of South Africa, With A View To Humiliating Indians As A Race By Segregating Them And Ruining Them Politically, Socially And Economically….Have Never Been To School. What Knowledge I Possess I Have Gained From Experience. I Am On My Way To The World Pacifist Meeting To Be Held In India In December And Promoted By Those Who Believe In Bringing Peace To The World By Following The Principles Of Non-Violence And Opposing All Forces Which Tend To Promote Violence'. A Statement With Remarkable Content, Not Least For Its References To Mahatma Gandhi. Some Extremely Minor Wrinkling And Very Light Age Wear, About Vg. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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