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Gandhi fasts in 1932....



Item # 569071

September 27, 1932

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 27, 1932

* Mohandas Gandhi - The Mahatma
* Six day fasting - hunger strike ends
* Untouchables to Harijans

This 20 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "GANDHI BETTER AFTER EATING; IS STILL IN PRISON", "Famous Indian Poet, Tagore, and Other Leaders Visit Him", "Drinks Grapefruit Juice" and more (see images). This tells of Gandhi's six day fast ending.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: In 1932, through the campaigning of the Dalit leader B. R. Ambedkar, the government granted untouchables separate electorates under the new constitution. In protest, Gandhi embarked on a six-day fast in September 1932. The resulting public outcry successfully forced the government to adopt a more equitable arrangement via negotiations mediated by the Dalit cricketer turned political leader Palwankar Baloo. This was the start of a new campaign by Gandhi to improve the lives of the untouchables, whom he named Harijans, the children of God.

Category: The 20th Century

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