India bought from auction house Sotheby's archive of Gandhi

India bought from auction house Sotheby's archive of GandhiThe government of India bought British auction house Sotheby's archive of one of the ideologists of the struggle for independence - Mahatma Gandhi - for $ 1.1 million.A collection of thousands of letters, documents and photographs had to go under the hammer on Tuesday, July 10, ITAR-TASS with reference to the representatives of the trading house. However, new Delhi for a few days before the auction had decided in advance to gain valuable archive."The documents are of great importance for the country. We decided to buy them to learn more about the life of Gandhi", - noted in the government of India.The collection will be stored in the National archives, her study will deal with a special Commission from the Ministry of culture of the country.The archive belonged to a family of Jewish architect Hermann Kallenbach, who was a close friend of Gandhi. Among the documents, Dating from about 1891-1915 years, experts have found dozens of letters written by relatives of Gandhi and his friends.Items that belonged to the Indian philosopher, gained a lot of popularity in the British auctions. So, in early April, the auction house Mullock's rescued about 160 thousand dollars for selling items that belonged to Gandhi.The hammer, in particular, went glasses great fighter for the independence of India, his spinning wheel "charkha" and even wooden box in which was treasured earth and blades of grass with drops of blood Gandhi, assassinated on 30 January 1948 on the front lawn in new Delhi. Source: India bought from auction house Sotheby's archive of Gandhi.



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