Being Mohandas

What more can be said about Gandhi, the subject of dozens of hagiographies, biographies and an autobiography; a hero of both Bollywood and Hollywood; a man whose face adorns stamps and currency? Plenty, if you are Rajmohan Gandhi, journalist, scholar, grandson of the Mahatma and now author of the door-stopping, 745-page Mohandas: A True Story of a Man, his People and an Empire. The book's title and its author's pedigree promise much. A scion of the great man, one hopes, will wrest Gandhi's narrative away from cinematic hype and the Hindu extremists who claim to be his true inheritors...

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