History reproduces columns that analyse interesting or important events and controversies of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Moral Evolution of Mohandas K Gandhi
The American writer Louis Fischer is best known for his book The Life of Mahatma Gandhi, which Richard Attenborough drew upon while making his award-winning film of 1982. Fischer’s book was published in 1949, a year after Gandhi’s assassination. Seven years previously, he had written a much slimmer (and now far less well known) volume entitled [...]