1924 Postcard From Mahatma Gandhi To Annie Besant Auctioned For $20,000 In US

The bidding approach for the postcard by Mahatma Gandhi to Annie Besant concluded on June 13.

Washington:  A scarce postcard bearing the signature of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian independence, was offered for $20,233, around Rs 13 lakh, at an auction in the United States. 

The postal card, addressed to Irish-origin, Annie Besant, experienced writings on the two sides, bearing the signature, “M. K. Gandhi,” dated November 30, 1924. The postcard to Annie Besant, a political reformer and voice of women’s rights throughout the Indian flexibility motion, specific travel programs of Mr Gandhi’s son Devdas Gandhi. 

The bidding approach for the postcard concluded on June 13. 

“I thank you for your letter. My son Devdas leaves tonight. Pray do not stress about his expenditures. He will deem it an honour to be your guest. Jamnadas gave me the Khadar towel despatched by you. I shall treasure the gift: spinning is exceedingly excellent,” Mr Gandhi wrote in the postcard.

“I have now talked about with the secretary the preparations abt your board + lodging in Belgium. The secretary’s name is Gangadharrao Deshpande Belgaum so you should let me know your exclusive requirements. I know that Mr Gangadharrao Deshpande is most nervous to make you at ease. The account of spinning + weaving organised by Mme de Mangiardi is most interesting,” the note on the postcard to Annie Besant included.

(With inputs from PTI) 

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