For Amrita Gandhi, being Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter is as casual a fact of life as the Rs 30,000 she’s not entirely sure of spending on redoing her couch. She admires Bapu’s frugality, but it so happens that her calling in life turned out to be tracking the lifestyles of India’s erstwhile royals
How a team of strategists has been hard at work dipping into the past and playing the media to project Anna Hazare as the new Mahatma
As history goes, it is bunk. As drama, worse. And why force Gandhi into Hitler’s thoughts?
A skillful biography that does not deserve any of the media brouhaha around its ‘sensational’ bits