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The Lelyveld Book

There is a need to read and discuss the Lelyveld book on Gandhi with a great deal of composure.

Tridip Suhrud writes:

The debate surrounding Joseph Lelyveld’s Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India is a sad reflection on the nature of public discourse in India. None of the commentators in this country claims to have read the book, which is yet to be published in India. The entire controversy is based on one review by Andrew Robinson in The Wall Street Journal in which the reviewer drew his own inference that the author of the Great Soul had described Gandhi as a “racist” and a “bisexual”.

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