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Gandhi, Mohandas K.
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT
334
Gandhi, Mohandas K.
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Gandhi, Mohandas K.
Autograph letter signed ("MKGandhi"), on a postcard (5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.; 140 x 85 mm), Sabarmati, India, 24 July 1920, to Wincenty Lutoslawski in Vilna, with two cancelled Indian postal stamps; lightly soiled. Brown cloth folding-case, gilt-stamped title label on spine.
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Catalogue Note

Gandhi expresses his philosophy in the year that the Indian Congress Party resolves on independence. Writing to Lutoslawski (1863–1954), professor at Vilnius University, authority on Plato and mystical religions, with whom he regularly corresponded, Gandhi thanks him for copies of his publications which "I shall read ... as soon as I get the time." He goes on "For me there is no internationalism without nationalism. But my conception of the latter is never in conflict with the former because it is based on non-violence." He closes with an apology for his poor French as many of Lutoslawski's works appear in that language: "I am sorry to have to confess that my knowledge of French is so slight that I can follow any French writing with much difficulty."

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