One of the Most Important Letters by Gandhi to Come to the Market in Thirty Years for Sale


LONDON.- A fascinating letter from Mahatma Gandi, estimated to sell for £8,000 to £10,000 at Bonhams in London on March 29th, makes reference to his belief in passive resistance and the need for unity between Hindus and Muslims. Lot 441 in the Papers & Portraits: The Roy Davids Collection Part II at Bonhams, is a part of Indian history. Mahatma Gandhi,(1869–1948, political leader and religious and social reformer), wrote this letter, clearly for publication on 15th December 1919. In it he states: “I venture to claim that I have rendered a service of the highest order by advising the Mohamedans of India to express their sentiments in a restrained manner and by advising the Hindus to make common cause with them…” And, declaring his ‘Relentless pursuit of truth’, Gandhi also explains his attitude towards and actions vis a vis the British and his position in relation to the Khilafat question [the attempts by th