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Sunday, 9 March 2008

Cover of the book titled 'The Men Who Killed Gandhi'

The Men Who Killed Gandhi

The author of the book, Manohar Malgonkar has done an excellent job of narrating the tale of events leading up to the assassination of the Mahatma. Being an adult who was staying only a bungalow away from Birla House (Gandhiji’s residence and place of assassination) during that period of history, and speaking at length to four of the remaining conspirators after they had served their life sentences (meaning they spoke as free men) certainly helped the author to get very fine details of most of the events. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, both as a piece of history and as a revelation to the conspirators’ line of thought and reasoning.

‘The Men Who Killed Gandhi’ was originally published in 1978. A new edition was released on the 60th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, illustrated with quite a large number of documents ranging from photographs and statements to court orders and air tickets used by Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte. Highly recommended!

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