Rare Mahatma Gandhi Voice in English Recording Discovered

Ashfaque Swapan India-West Staff Reporter

Abstract


A rare recording of an English speech by Mahatma Gandhi, India’s apostle of peace, has reappeared after 60 years in Washington, D.C., following a chance encounter between John Cosgrove, a former president of the National Press Club, and Rajmohan Gandhi, the Mahatma’s grandson, who was at the press club in spring to promote his new biography of Gandhi.

According to Washington Post reporter Shankar Vedantam, this is only the second known recording of an English speech by Gandhi.


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