Rare first Edition of Gandhi's Delhi Diary
Gandhi, M.K. (Mahatma or Mohandes) .$650.00
Item Number: 86594
Ahmedabad: Navajivan Publishing House, 1948.
First edition of this collection of speeches by Gandhi. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Gandhi. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Foreword by Rajendra Prasad. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi led the 32-year struggle for Indian Independence against British rule employing the use nonviolent civil disobedience, inspiring movements of civil rights and freedom throughout the world. Gandhi lived a modest lifestyle and was held as a political prisoner for many years throughout the course of the movement. In 1948, only two years after the British reluctantly granted independence to the people of the Indian subcontinent, Gandhi was assassinated on his way to a prayer meeting in the Birla House garden. His death was mourned nationwide; over two million people joined the five-mile long funeral procession in his honor.