The book Men Who Killed Gandhi, authored by Manohar Malgonkar, has made a sincere effort at giving a detailed account of how, when, why and by whom Mahatma Gandhi was killed. Other notable works of the author include The Devil's Wind: Nana Saheb's Story (India) published in 1989.
Mahatma Gandhi, who led India to freedom, was the greatest political leader ever born in the history of India. He was the leader of the mass because he possessed the ability to reach out to the millions of Indian citizens suffering under the British Raj. He was a notable and one of the most prominent and efficient figures of the Indian freedom struggle against the British Raj.
However, when India gained her freedom, the division of the country followed the win. The book narrates the widespread riots that followed the partition of the nation into India and Pakistan.
Many remarkable leaders were held responsible for this communal tension and Gandhiji was one of them. Subsequently, six dissatisfied citizens decided to take a very bold step of killing Gandhi, because they strongly felt he was one of the political leaders, who caused the partition of India. The name of his potential assassins were Nathuram Vinayak Godse, Narayan Apte, Gopal Godse, Vishnu Karkare, Badge and Madanlal Pahwa.
On 30th January, 1948, Gandhi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse at Delhi at point blank range, killing him right on the spot. The six men were then arrested; two of them were hanged while the remaining were awarded life imprisonment for the crime they had committed.
The author of the book has witnessed the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Hence, the account depicted in the book is accurate. The book shares original and valuable photographs of the crime along with precious information about the murderers. Sounds unbelievable? Buy online and read it to know the fact by yourself.
This paperback edition of Men Who Killed Gandhi has been published by Lotus/Roli Books in English with an ISBN-10: 8174366172 and ISBN-13: 978-8174366177.