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Gandhi starts hunger strike...



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September 20, 1932

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, Massachusetts, September 20, 1932

* Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
* The Mahatma food strike begins


The front page has two column headlines that include: "India Grants Gandhi's Request To Begin Fast Inside Jail" and more. Coverage on the start of his 6-day hunger strike in jail. Other news of the day including various advertisements. Complete in 14 pages, nice 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.

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