Description: Autograph note signed "Mohandas", in old style Gujarati, on government postcard, October 27, 1930.
He writes and signs in his native language of Gujarati, to Shankerdas Trivedi. "Dear Brother Shankar Prasad, The letter you sent me on New Years was received. What is to be hoped for on this occasion may God increase the wisdom in all of us. Kasturba is well. 27 October 1930 Blessings from Mohandas."
Location of Origin: Middle East / Western Asia / Northern Africa
Medium/Materials: Autograph Note on government postcard
Primary Classification: Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Maps : Documents
Secondary Classification: Asian Art : Middle East / Indian
Expertise: Mohandis K. Gandhi (1869-1948)
Leader of the national independence movement for India, also known as "Bapu" or Father in Gujarati, in reference to Father of modern India.
This is a significant sentiment following Gandhi's Salt March which took place six months earlier. Gandhi had organized and lead the successful non-violent protest against the British salt tax. The march took place over a 24 day period between March and April 1930, covering approximately 240 miles from Ahmedabad to the seashore town of Dandi, Gujarat, where Gandhi and his followers made salt themselves Gandhi's march is considered one of the most successful non-violent challenges in history. Gandhi refers to his wife, Kasturba (1869-1944), whom he wed in an arranged marriage in 1883.