Overview for Let's Kill Gandhi: Chronicle of his Last Days, the Conspiracy, Murder, Investigation and Trial
On 30 January 1948 Mahatma Gandhi, Father of a newly liberated Indian Nation, was murdered by a Hindu Extremist. Since then, many lies have been mixed with true incidents and passed off as whole truth.
'Gandhi was responsible for the partition'; 'Gandhi sheltered Muslims and abandoned Hindus'; 'Killing Gandhi was the only way to save India'; these were, and even today are, some of the statements propagated by Hindu extremists and followers of Godse to justify Gandhi's murder.
This book has been written to put the facts straight. Written by Gandhi's great-grandson Tushar A. Gandhi, 'Let's Kill Gandhi!' deals with facts gleaned from a lot of verbal history, from archival material, from the records of the muder trial and investigations, from books written by the defence lawyers and judges, from newspaper reports and from what Tushar grew up hearing in the family.
Nowhere in the history of polical murders has such a nexus of human errors, procedural foul-ups and sheer apathy colluded to allow a bunch of bungling amateurs to so easily succeed. This book is a chronicle of a conspiracy that goes beyond Nathuram Godse, Gandhi's murderer.