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Mahatma Gandhi and his assassin
by Elst, Koenraad


 

ISBN: 9789385485053

Voice of India, New Delhi

Pub. Year: 2015

Pages, ills, maps etc.,
xix+256p., (7)appendices, bib., ind., 23cm.

RS. 595.00 Hardcover

Note: Postage will be charged as actual.
Other books written / edited by: Elst Koenraad
It is commonly known that Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead in 1948 by a Hindu militant, only half a year after India had both gained her independence and lost almost a quarter of her territory to the newly-founded Islamic state of Pakistan. Less well-known is assassin Nathuram Godse's motive. Until now, no publication has dealt with this question except for the naked text of Godse's own speech in his defence, pronounced during his trial. It didn't save him from the hangman, but still contains a substantive argumentation against the facile glorification of the Mahatma. Dr. Koenraad Elst compares Godse's case against Gandhi with criticisms voiced in wider circles, and with historical data known at the time or brought to light since. While the Mahatma was extolled by the Hindu masses, political leaders of divergent persuasions who had to deal with him tended to be less enthusiastic, and their views would have become the received wisdom if he hadn't been assassinated. Yet, the author also presents some new arguments in Gandhi's defence from unexpected quarters.;
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