Lot 731:
GANDHI MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND (1869-1948)
A.L.S. “MK Gandhi”, Bombay [1920s], to Mrs. KHAMBATA. 1 page and a half small in-4. Ink stamp 7563. Burnished paper, with crumpled edges, slits and small holes from ink corrosion. Written in English. “….. I am glad you are going to assist in the national undertaking I am endeavoring to popularize. I am arranging to send you 4 “retias” (rentias?) the price is Rs 4 ….. A lady teacher could attend from Saturday next for one hour between 2 and 3 p.m. needless to say she is a volunteer. Will you please drop a line to Mr Mathuradas Trikamji at the address given above [247 Bazaar Gate Street, Bombay] as to the appointment and he will bring the teacher to you. I am leaving Bombay on tomorrow evening ….” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) Says the Mahatma (“great soul”). Born in a wealthy family in India, Gandhi was an Indian politician and religious leader who worked for the independence of India through non-violence. He was assassinated on 30 January 1948 in Delhi (India) by a Hindu extremist during a public prayer. Mathuradas Trikamji (1894-1951) was the grandson of Gandhi’s half-sister, Muliben. He met Gandhi in 1915 and became one of the first publishers of Gandhi’s thoughts in India. 1920 Satyagraha, “firm attachment to the truth”, also known as “strength of truth”, a principle of protest and resistance to oppression through non-violence and civil disobedience, was established by Mohandas Gandhi, organizer of the struggle of the Indian community, the movement for India’s independence. On 8 September 1920, the extraordinary session of the Congress Party in Calcutta recognized Mahatma Gandhi’s programme of non-violent struggle. He became its executive leader in 1921.
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