Mahatma Gandhi’s letter on charka sells for over $6k at auction

Mahatma Gandhi’s letter on charka sells for over $6k at auction

Courtesy : Agencies24/09/2018 22:53

Signed “Bapu’s blessings”, the letter was written in Gujarati and addressed to a person named Yashwant Prasad.

An undated letter written by Mahatma Gandhi, stressing on the importance of the spinning wheel, has been sold for $6,358, according to U.S.-based RR Auction.

Signed “Bapu’s blessings”, the letter was written in Gujarati and addressed to a person named Yashwant Prasad, the auction house said in a statement. “What we expected of the mills has happened,” Gandhi wrote in the letter.

 “However, what you say is correct: all depends on the loom,” he wrote.

 Gandhi’s reference to the spinning wheel is exceptionally important, as he had adopted it as a symbol of economic independence. During the movement for independence, Gandhi encouraged Indians to spend time each day spinning khadi (homespun cloth) in support of the Indian movement for independence.

 

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