He himself never accepted this title. Mahatma Gandhi was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. The design pays tribute to his life and achievements. The top of the cap and cone are inspired by the spindle which Gandhi used to spin cotton one of the symbols of Indian independence. The colour white is a reference to truth and peace, while the Mandarin garnet represents the orange colour that is part of the Indian flag.
The nib shows an image of Mahatma Gandhi, walking with a stick. In addition, the limitation of the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 3000 is symbolic for the masses of people who followed him during his. As a reference this Edition is limited to 3,000 fountain pens and 3,000 rollerballs. The Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 is a homage to the 241 miles travelled by Gandhi on the Salt March from Ahmedabad to the coast. A march which, 17 years later, was to result in freedom for India.To mark this milestone in history, the precious fountain pen is limited worldwide to just 241 pieces. As befits its historical significance, the hand-crafted rhodium-plated 18 K solid gold nib of this Limited Edition, which is crowned by the Montblanc emblem in mother-of-pearl, shows an finely engraved image of Mahatma Gandhi on his path towards Indian independence.
To achieve complete independence from the British Empire, he employed unconventional tactics. One of his most spectacular campaigns was the famous 241 mile Salt March from Ahmedabad to the Arabian Sea in 1930.
His protest was directed against a law which made it illegal for Indians to produce and sell their own salt. Gandhi was successful: in March of the following year, the salt monopoly was toppled. For 60 years, Gandhi fought for the freedom and independence of India, with active but non-violent resistance. History was to prove him right. After a long struggle, India was granted autonomy on 15 August 1947.
Soon afterwards, though, on 30 January 1948, Gandhi was shot dead by a radical Hindu during his evening prayers. Showing the world that social and political change could be achieved not by violence and terror, but rather through love and understanding, was his gift to the world. All the photos are taken by me of the actual pen for sale. The pen is used but is in perfect condition. No box or paperwork just the pen.
(box and paperwork They were unfortunately stolen). The item "MontBlanc Mahatma Gandhi Limited Rollerball pen" is in sale since Sunday, October 02, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Rollerball Pens\Montblanc". The seller is "marketkubankov0" and is located in Kladno, default.
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