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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:12 PM

Gandhi ‘Gay’ letters to go on display in India

Handwritten letters between Gandhi and close friend Hermann Kallenbach, which some believe points to a romantic relationship between the two, has gone on display in India.

Gandhi lived with Kallenbach, a German-born Jewish architect, in Johannesburg for two years from 1907.

One of the letters from Gandhi to Kallenbach is addressed to ‘My dear Lower House’ and signed ‘Sinly yours, Upper House.’

Hasan denies the collection had been screened and controversial letters left out, saying the archivist and Indian government had a ‘marvellous relationship.’

Raj Bala Jain, part of the National Archives team, said their friendship had been misinterpreted.

‘I think Gandhi was very normal and above such things,’ she said of the man who took a vow of celibacy in his 30s.

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gandhi-%E2%80%98gay%E2%80%99-letters-go-display-india300113



interesting. hopefully they will release the rest of the letters.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:31 PM

1. ‘I think Gandhi was very normal and above such things,’

Sounds like he was normally above Kallenbach, but I don't think that is what Jain meant....

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:43 PM

2. Yeah, that upper house - lower house comment is a dead giveaway!

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:43 PM

3. he also called kallenbach his soulmate

looks like the indian govt bought these to prevent some letters from being made public.

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