Mohandas K. „Mahatma“ Gandhi

Gandhi, Mohandas K. „Mahatma“

Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British Rule, and in turn inspired mo Photograph signed "M K Gandhi". no place. 130 : 90 mm.
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A rare postcard sized photograph of Gandhi spinning cotton at home. Signed by Gandhi on the front side „M K Gandhi“ and inscribed as a gift through his secretary, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, "Through Rajkumari Anmrit Kaur 2-aug-1935." Traces of paper on verso as if previously glued into an album. [WITH] 7 other photographs and two prints of Gandhi, various sizes, c.1930, and a 78 rpm record issued by Columbia in London, c. 1931. titled Mahatma Gandhi His Spiritual Message part 1 and 2, the label with a reproduction signature to each side, in its original gray paper sleeve, issued as part of "Star Artistes of Southern Indian." The record is broke though. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, an important political and social activist, was educated in England; upon her return to India in 1919 she met Gandhi but couldn't join in his struggle until her father had died.

In 1929 she joined Gandhi as his secretary and worked for him for 17 years. Of noble birth, the Princess helped establish the AIWC in 1927 dedicated to women's empowerment in India, and in 1947 Nehru called her into the first government of India as Minister of Health. The record is issued in England in 1931 and one of the few recordings of Gandhi speaking in English, probably the earliest. It was recorded on October 17th in Kingsley Hall, London, as Gandhi was attending the Second Round Table Conference in London, to get a deal on India's Independence..

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