Lot 32
  • 32

Gandhi, Mohandas K.

3,000 - 5,000 GBP
4,750 GBP
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  • Gandhi, Mohandas K.
  • Three autograph letters signed
  • ink on paper
one card to Mrs Perin Captain, informing her of his movements and telling her that "you should be represented at the Khadi exhibition" at Berhampur where he would speak in the coming days, 1 page, in English, Jaffna, 27 November 1927, and two letters to Jamanabehn Gandhi, one instructing her to write to him at Sabarmati Ashram rather than Yerwada jail, the second asking for family news and about events in Karachi, in Gujarati, 3 pages, 8vo and 16mo, 16 October 1930 and n.d., the card torn and professionally conserved, the letters with small holes

Catalogue Note

Perin Ben Captain (1888-1958) had been a committed follower of Gandhi since 1919. In 1921 she helped to establish the Rashtriya Stree Sabha, which entwined the causes of Indian Independence and women's emancipation, and she also participated in Salt Satyagraha. Jamnabehn was a member of the extended Gandhi family.