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4-cent Gandhi

4c Mahatma Gandhi single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1174
Description:

This Champions of Liberty Issue stamp honors Mohandas K. Gandhi, leader in India’s struggle for independence. He practiced nonviolent civil disobedience. His political activism and fight for civil rights was inspired during his time in South Africa, when he worked as an expatriate lawyer. He returned to India and 1915 and served in the Indian National Congress. He sought to fight poverty, expand women’s rights, forge closer ties between minorities and religious sects and achieve independence from British rule. He was also known by the honorific title Mahatma, which is Sanskrit for “venerable.” He was assassinated in 1948 by Hindu nationalist, Nathuram Godse. The stamp depicts a medallion with Gandhi’s portrait.

United States; India; Pakistan; South Africa; British; Mohandas K. Gandhi; Mahatma; South Africa; lawyer; nonviolent; civil disobedience; rights; champion; liberty; assassination; medallion; portrait

Date:
January 26, 1961
Medium:
paper; ink (red orange); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5368
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
INDIA (republic)

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