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Mahatma Gandhi's prison 'charkha' to be auctioned in UK

London:  One of Mahatma Gandhi's most prized possessions, the ‘charkha' he used in Yerwada Jail, will go under the hammer at a prestigious British auction house on November 5 with the minimum bid set at

PTI [ Updated: October 21, 2013 18:15 IST ]
mahatma gandhi s prison charkha to be auctioned in uk
mahatma gandhi s prison charkha to be auctioned in uk

London:  One of Mahatma Gandhi's most prized possessions, the ‘charkha' he used in Yerwada Jail, will go under the hammer at a prestigious British auction house on November 5 with the minimum bid set at 60,000 pounds.






The charkha (spinning wheel) used by Gandhi while he was in the prison at Pune during India's freedom struggle, was given to the American Free Methodist missionary Revd Floyd A Puffer.

Puffer was a pioneer in Indian educational and industrial cooperatives.

He invented a bamboo plow that was later adopted by Gandhi.

Gandhi presented the charkha to Puffer for his work in Colonial India.

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