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Mahatma Gandhi
The Last Thing the Revered Mahatma Gandhi Ever Wrote Known to Be in Private Hands He was assassinated on January 30, 1948; this manuscript sheet was for his prayer speech of January 22, 1948 He was assassinated on January 30, 1948; this manuscript sheet was for his prayer speech of January 22, 1948
22/01/1948. This fragment states that “leaders doing the [right thing] was proving infectious”Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Gandhi had been an astute political campaigner who fought for and won Indian independence from British rule, and championed the rights of the Indian poor. His example of non-violent protest set the example for Martin Luther King and others, and is still revered throughout the world today.Gandhi’s biography states: “He stopped at the thresholds of the huts of the thousands of dispossessed, dressed like one of their own. He spoke to them in their own language. Here was living truth at last, and not only quotations from books, for this reason the Mahatma [Great Soul], the name given to him by the people of India, is his real name. Who else has felt like him that all Indians are his own flesh and blood? When love came to the door of India, that door was opened wide. At Gandhi's call India blossomed forth to new greatness, just as once before, in earlier times, when Buddha proclaimed the truth of fellow-feeling and compassion among all living creatures.”In early September 1947, Gandhi moved to Delhi to help stem the rioting there and in the neighboring province of East Punjab. The rioting had come in the wake of the British partition of India into a largely Hindu India and largely Muslim Pakistan. The creation of the new independent dominions of India and Pakistan involved large, chaotic transfers of population between them, and there was violence and uprooted populations. Some Hindus saw the sufferings of Hindu refugees es … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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