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Leaves from history: Auction of texts dating back to the freedom struggle

An unusual online auction will allow us to understand the creation of our country at source

Veenu Sandhu 

At a time when history is being maimed and twisted to suit perceptions and agendas, it may be a good idea to turn to original sources for an authentic understanding of the creation of our country.

A forthcoming auction — “No Reserve Nationalism Book Auction” — of books, documents and posters dating back to India’s freedom struggle offers an opportunity to do so. The texts, made available by Mumbai-based auction house Prinseps, include The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, 70 rare volumes of his letters, essays, notes and interviews from 1884 to 1948 ...

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First Published: Fri, January 17 2020. 21:15 IST
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