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After Gandhi

Trevor Fishlock

‘His room is as he left it, furnished with a carpet, a spinning wheel, a low white table, a mattress and cushion.’

The western state of Gujarat, where Mahatma Gandhi’s life began, has a prohibition law in deference to the great man’s memory. ‘The sentiment that attaches to Gandhi’s name in Gujarat makes it impossible to repeal the law,’ I was told one warm evening. ‘The outcry would be tremendous.’…

Trevor Fishlock

Trevor Fishlock has been Delhi and New York correspondent for the London Times, and Moscow correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He is the author of India File, The State of America, Out of Red Darkness and My Foreign Country.

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