GANDHI | 9 letters and cards, to Jamnabehn, 1924-33
GANDHI | 9 letters and cards, to Jamnabehn, 1924-33
GANDHI | 9 letters and cards, to Jamnabehn, 1924-33
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GANDHI | 9 letters and cards, to Jamnabehn, 1924-33

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

GANDHI | 9 letters and cards, to Jamnabehn, 1924-33

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:20,000GBP
(16 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

GANDHI, MOHANDAS K.

Series of nine letters, notes and cards, eight to Jamnabehn and one to Yashwant Prasad, comprising


two autograph letters signed, three autograph cards signed, and four cards signed in pencil, discussing Gandhi's diet and health, refusing the offer of a blanket (“…one that I have is enough…”), and expressing his concern about Yashwant Prasad's heart condition, in Gujarati, 10 pages, chiefly 12mo, [Sabermati Ashram], 2 December 1924 to 30 July 1933, small burn holes to two letters, nicks and tears at edges 


“…Don’t worry about me. I take all the precautions necessary. God is there to take care of all of us. Before the Almighty we are helpless, worrying causes unnecessary problems…”

Jamnabehn, a member of the extended Gandhi clan, was an active weaver of khadi on the charkha and worked alongside Dadabhai Naroji's grandchildren Perin Ben Captain and Khrushed Behn. Most of these letters date from 1926, when Gandhi was living in self-imposed withdrawal from the public world at Sabarmati and experimenting with a diet of fruit.


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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations
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