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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi...



Item # 573551

August 10, 1942

THE BOSTON POST, Massachusetts, August 10, 1942 

* Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 
* The Mahatma arrested 

This 16 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 8: "POLICE FIGHT MOB IN INDIA" and more with smaller subheads.

Other news of the day with much on World War II. Good condition.

wikipedia notes: Gandhi and the entire Congress Working Committee were arrested in Bombay by the British on 9 August 1942. Gandhi was held for two years in the Aga Khan Palace in Pune. It was here that Gandhi suffered two terrible blows in his personal life. His 50-year old secretary Mahadev Desai died of a heart attack 6 days later and his wife Kasturba died after 18 months imprisonment in 22 February 1944; six weeks later Gandhi suffered a severe malaria attack. He was released before the end of the war on 6 May 1944 because of his failing health and necessary surgery; the Raj did not want him to die in prison and enrage the nation.

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