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Very highly recommended,
This review is from: The Life of Mahatma Gandhi (Paperback)This is easily one of the finest authobiographies about Mahatma Ghandi. It is written with considerable skill and sensitivity, giving readers a very realistic and fascinating insight into the lifestyle, teaching and practices of Ghandi, within the context of an occupied India (and racially segregated South Africa). Louis Fischer has attempted (and in my opinion, succeeded) to allow the reader glimpses of the mind of Ghandi, his ideas, his beliefs and how they shaped him into the remarkable man considered to be the Father of India. It is, however, a balanced portrayal, and accounts for the Mahatma's failures as well as his successes - and tends to go beyond the myth and awe that surrounds Ghandi. The result is a gripping, fascinating and very real story.
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2011 12:45:02 BDT
N. Kamdar says:
First of all this is not an autobiography but a Biography. No one can understand " Mahatma Gandhi" then Gandhji himself. Therefore, Mahatma Himself wrote his own autobiography. Mr. Fischer is a good writer but he is not Gandhian. He is not a Hindu, had no clue of Gandhian culture or Hinduism. No way, he can justify or evaluation of Gandhian thinking.
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