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Sale 2470 Lot 59
"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
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000
". . . 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 (http://gandhiserve.org/e/cwmg/cwmg.htm).Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $10,625