We have seen how in executing the Father of the Nation Nathuram did what, in a sense no Hindu had dared to before him.The Death & Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi is an explosive and original analysis of the assassination of the 'Father of the Nation'. Who is responsible for the Mahatma's death? Just one determined zealot, the larger ideology that supported him, the Congress-led Government that failed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant, and endorsed violence instead?
In this meticulous study, the author has presented an account which can be considered more meditative than mere factual presentation of a national tragedy that haunts till today. Linking death of the Father of the Nation to different socio-political events, philosophical interpretation of the tragedy - the author establishes many lines of inquiry and studies in this book. In addition, he explores consequences and impacts of the tragedy that had shaped the time then and afterwards. A brilliant book and a remarkable work of research and analysis.
A collector's edition. I had received the review copy from Random House India. Thank you Random House India for giving me this opportunity. You can buy this book at Flipkart in case you live in India.