Gandhi and Copyright

Gandhi-Home-Rule-First-Edition-1909In 1909, Gandhi wrote “Hind Swaraj” and in 1910 the English translation was published as “Indian Home Rule”. This is a photograph of a rare copy of the work (it isn’t usually available, even in major museums and Gandhi archives), and the copyright legend on it reads: “No rights reserved.” The book in question is the property of Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie, and the photograph was taken by Isabel Hofmeyr. This file has been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons with the express permission and approval of both Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie and Isabel Hofmeyr.

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