Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand. 1869-1948. [The Harijan Tour and other tours around India.] India: [early 1930s].

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Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand. 1869-1948.
[The Harijan Tour and other tours around India.] India: [early 1930s].

Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium
Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand. 1869-1948.
[The Harijan Tour and other tours around India.] India: [early 1930s]. Two albums showing Gandhi touring India, each oblong 4to, 230 x 310 mm. The first, a contemporary album with 161 small photographs mounted on 20 leaves, the interleaves annotated with subject or location. The second album in a 1960s binding, with 7 mounted photographs of Gandhi from the early 1930s, various sizes, with one group shot, possibly of Jamnalalji's Family, the image signed by Gandhi in Hindi. The contemporary album worn, a few leaves detached, some marginal tears.

A fine selection of small photographs of Gandhi, probably taken by a member of his travelling entourage, the images documenting his travels around India in the early 1930's, and especially his Harijan Tour. This was an specially important period in Gandhi's life, when he strove through hunger strikes, and continual touring of India to create a Nationalist Movement. They show Gandhi addressing the crowds in Malabar, Benares, Lahore, Calicut, Gujurat, Cawnpore, Delhi, Poona, Conoor, Patna, Karachi, and many other cities, praying, collecting alms as he walked from place to place, and in private conversation with local officials. The images also include Gandhi washing in Cape Comorine, and visiting the house of Jamnalal Bajaj's family in Chikhalda. From 1921 onwards Jamnalal was a close supporter of Gandhi in the struggle for the freedom of India from British Rule. One photograph is annotated "Central Board of H.S Sangh in Birla House, New Delhi Decem '33." The H S Sangh (Harijan Sevak Sangh) was the name of the "All India Anti-Untouchability League," and was based in Delhi from 1933.
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