12 Jul 2012

Gandhi Archive sold by Sotheby's to Indian Government

Sotheby's has announced the sale of the Gandhi-Kallenbach archive to the Indian government for an undisclosed amount. The archive contains numerous letters between Gandhi and the architect Hermann Kallenbach -- the two were close friends who met when both men were working in South Africa in 1904.

While the archive was original scheduled for auction, this was cancelled after a private contract was signed between the Indian ministry for culture and the auctioneers. The archive will now be held at the National Archives in New Delhi where it promises to offer new biographical source material for both figures.

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