Indian Government Spends $1.3 Million To Stop Auction Of Gandhi Letters That May Show He Was Gay

  • metta

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    Jul 12, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    Indian Government Spends $1.3 Million To Stop Auction Of Gandhi Letters That May Show He Was Gay


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/india-government-buys-gandhi-letters-to-stop-auction_n_1668466.html
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    Too bad there's no video.

    Or is there? icon_eek.gif
  • araphael

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    Jul 13, 2012 6:57 AM GMT
    Of course they would, and what's your point? Most writers and profound thinkers are gay and most of the time you don't find this fact out until long after they are dead. I'm still trying to figure out what's the point here? I'm kinda slow sometimes, lol.
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:57 AM GMT
    Well, he said that he drank his own Urine. Aren't waterports gay?
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    Jul 13, 2012 7:58 AM GMT
    I wish some gay billionaire had bought these first. We need more heroes, although Michael Collins, the father of Irish Independence was also gay. Still it would have been nice to have the national hero of 1.2 billion Indians!
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    Jul 13, 2012 8:01 AM GMT
    He was not very kind to his wife.
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    Jul 13, 2012 8:09 AM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie saidHe was not very kind to his wife.


    I'll take your word for it. Still, heroes often have feet of clay, so proof that he was gay would influence billions of people in the Third World.
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    Jul 13, 2012 8:18 AM GMT
    I'm gay and I'm Indian. And as excited as I would be if we found proof that Gandhi was gay, I don't believe this acquisition was done entirely with the purpose of not letting that information out into the public domain. The Indian government routinely buys artifacts related to Indian history and culture. Usually, if it isn't successful in preventing an auction, it sends a billionaire to represent it at the auction. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7927723.stm

    That being said, I do hope they open the documents up for research
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    Jul 13, 2012 8:23 AM GMT
    well if THAT didn't out Ghandi I don't know what does
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    Jul 13, 2012 8:23 AM GMT
    also, if you'll believe Ramachandra Guha, who's a widely respected historian, and who's had the chance to look at the papers, people are reading way too much into the archives

    http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/whats-in-the-kallenbach-papers/

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    Jul 13, 2012 8:27 AM GMT
    sitr7 saidI'm gay and I'm Indian. And as excited as I would be if we found proof that Gandhi was gay, I don't believe this acquisition was done entirely with the purpose of not letting that information out into the public domain. The Indian government routinely buys artifacts related to Indian history and culture. Usually, if it isn't successful in preventing an auction, it sends a billionaire to represent it at the auction. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7927723.stm

    That being said, I do hope they open the documents up for research


    awesome dint know that fact.
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    Jul 13, 2012 9:33 AM GMT
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    tru_blu_auzzie saidHe was not very kind to his wife.


    I'll take your word for it. Still, heroes often have feet of clay, so proof that he was gay would influence billions of people in the Third World.


    I'm not sure about that, not dismissing you may be right. But I do enjoy reading history, and I am not sure Gandhi's are that popular in India.

    But as many times is the case, bi is confused for gay too.