Mar 22, 2018 - Sale 2470

Sale 2470 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"TIME REMOVES MISUNDERSTANDINGS IF WE ONLY HAVE PATIENCE" GANDHI, MOHANDAS K. Autograph Letter Signed, "MKGandhi," to Savak R. Bomanji ("My dear Bomanji"), mentioning soybeans and climate, deflecting a critical remark, and stating that his belief in his own work is a source of patience. 2 pages, square 12mo, written on recto and verso of a single sheet, stationery with letterhead set in Devanagari type; deep folds with minor loss to text on verso. With the original envelope. Segaon, Wardha, 14 June 1939

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". . . My experience of soya bean was unhappy. Perhaps it suits the climate there.
"Your criticisms of my newest development is interesting. I can never resent what you say because you always mean well. But I won't argue. Time removes misunderstandings if we only have patience. I have, because I believe in what I do."
Gandhi's remark about soybeans presumably refers to an attempt to cultivate the soybean plant in the climate of a particular region, not the lack of support for the food source. Beginning in 1935, Gandhi advocated that Indian farmers look to the soybean as a source of protein to feed India's vegetarians. Today, India has become one of the world's largest producers of soy products.
Not in the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Online (