GANDHI'S STORY by Shakuntala Masani


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A fragile grace note beside the stirring biography by Jeanette Eaton (P. 359), this quiet little book is a loving tribute suitable for younger children. Mrs. Masani, an Indian who knew Gandhi, touches lightly on the political and military events of the turbulent years of the South African and Indian struggles against injustice, focussing the narrative on Gandhi as a gentle friend and clever and valiant leader -- helping his people, welcoming the outcast, and living for a united India. This account, written for Indian children, should be of great value in schools -- lovely, reverent sketches by the author.

Publisher: Oxford