GANDHI, MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND.  1869-1948.
Lot 5261
GANDHI, MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND. 1869-1948.
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GANDHI, MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND. 1869-1948.
Typed Letter Signed (“M.K. Gandhi”), 1 p, 4to, Wardha, India, September 21, 1934, to David B. Hart, with autograph emendations in the text, page creased and toned, tipped at corners to mount and framed to 17 by 14 inches. With original transmittal envelope postmarked Oct. 19, envelope torn and smudged.

Gandhi writes an inspirational letter to a young fan: “The Indian movement stands for complete independence. That does not exclude an honourable partnership on absolutely equal terms. But there can be no association with imperialist exploitation of India or any other country … The caste system as it exists at present, is certainly the bane of Hindu life. Its rigour is unmitigated by the British rule. On the contrary it gains force because of the so-called neutrality necessarily observed by the ruling power for the sake of itself. The great movement of removal of untouchability is an attack on the evil underlying the caste system.”
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