Honouring the Mahatma

Honouring the Mahatma


Two outstanding Montblanc writing instruments — the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 fountain pen and the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Edition 3000 have been created to pay tribute to the wisdom, vision and boundless energy the indomitable Mahatma displayed as he bravely struggled to free his nation. The world launch of Montblanc Gandhi Range of Writing Instruments was held at Mumbai recently.

The Limited Edition Mahatma Gandhi ingeniously recounts the story of the three-decade peaceful struggle Gandhi waged to topple oppressive British rule in India. The 18K gold, rhodium-plated nib displays an intricate, hand-engraved depiction of Gandhi, at the age of 60, setting off, with his bamboo stave in hand, on his Salt March.

While the finely textured, burnished white gold embellishing the barrel and the cap, which is crowned by a mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem. It evokes the rough hewn opulence of the queen of textiles — Indian shot silk.

The hand-entwined gold wire embellishing the centre of the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 symbolises khadi or the spindle of woven cotton. The flag of India is also represented upon the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 by the twinkling saffron-hued fever opal embellishing the pen’s clip. Created as a fountain pen and a roller ball, Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 3000 incorporates the signatures of the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241.