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Gandhi's letter accusing son of rape up for auction in UK

London: Three explosive letters that highlight Mahatma Gandhi's deep concerns over the behaviour of his eldest son, Harilal, will go under the hammer at an auction in England next week.Mullock's Auctioneers based in Shropshire county

PTI [ Updated: May 15, 2014 11:35 IST ]
gandhi s letter accusing son of rape up for auction in uk
gandhi s letter accusing son of rape up for auction in uk

London: Three explosive letters that highlight Mahatma Gandhi's deep concerns over the behaviour of his eldest son, Harilal, will go under the hammer at an auction in England next week.


Mullock's Auctioneers based in Shropshire county are hoping to fetch between 50,000 pounds and 60,000 pounds for a set of three letters written by the Father of the Nation in June 1935.

“You should know that your problem has become much more difficult for me even then our national freedom,” says Gandhi in one of the letters in reference to allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Harilal.
 
“Manu is telling me number of dangerous things about you. She says that you had raped her before eight years and she was so much hurt that medical treatment was also to be taken,” the letter reads, in reference to Harilal's daughter Manu who had come to stay with her grandfather at Sabarmati Ashram.

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