THE MAN WHO KILLED GANDHI PDF
and moving account of the murder of Gandhi, at whose assassin's long drawn .. pardonable curiosity to meet the great man who had done more to achieve. The Men Who Killed Gandhi book. Read 59 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A classic text on the assassination of Gandhi, written li. Read "Why I killed Gandhi" by Nathuram Vinayak Godse available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get RS. off your first purchase. Godse approached.
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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Manohar Malgonkar is an Indian author and columnist. His published works include Inside Goa, A Teller of Tales, Cactus. The Men Who Killed Gandhi is a spellbinding non fic The Men Who Killed Gandhi. by Manohar Malgonkar Author · Pramod Kapoor Editor. ebook. Get this from a library! The men who killed Gandhi. [Manohar Malgonkar].
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. The Men Who Killed Gandhi by Manohar Malgonkar takes readers back into the pages of Indian history during the time of the partition, featuring the murder plot and assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The Men Who Killed Gandhi is a spellbinding non fictional recreation of the events which led to India's partition, the eventual assassination of Gandhi, and the prosecution of those who were involved in Gandhi's murder. This historical reenactment is set against the tumultuous backdrop of the British Raj.
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Gandhi, -- Mahatma, -- -- Assassination. India -- Politics and government -- View all subjects. User lists Similar Items. Master and use copy. Oct 01, Ashish rated it it was amazing. Though the book don't goes in detail assessment of assassination was bad or evil but it give clear chronological view of events happened before assassination. The facts which most of our bubble gum generation don't know or long forgotten.
In my opinion a must read May 22, Farida Ahmed rated it it was amazing. A thrilling and insightful read especially for those like me who's knowledge of history is limited to prescribed school textbooks.
Manohar Malgonkar has done a brilliant job of objectively presenting the other side of the story; chronologically listing facts, events, intentions behind Gandhiji's murder.
His interviews with the conspirators are shockingly revealing of some of the sentiments prevalent in the country leading up to independence, partition and after it. His account of the tragedy red A thrilling and insightful read especially for those like me who's knowledge of history is limited to prescribed school textbooks.
His account of the tragedy reduces some of the saintliness that surrounds the Mahatma and shows him, in his later years, to be a man detached from the realities of what was taking place in the country then. Although, I do not condone his murder this book has me conflicted on whether Godse and his partners deserved all the vilification that has been heaped on them over the years without regard for the socio-political conditions that propelled them into drastic action.
As mentioned, I am grateful to have had my mind opened up to the possibility that another side of the story exists. View all 6 comments.
The Men Who Killed Gandhi
Sep 28, Kumar Anshul rated it it was amazing. A spine chilling and extremely detailed account of Gandhi's assassination and I am glad I read this book. With rare documents and descriptions, this book is an insider's account of what all had happened in those turbulent years which caused a group of common men to successfully plot the murder of India's most revered man.
Aug 18, Jyothykumar rated it it was amazing. I'm a Malgonkar fan.
The research that he must have done to write this book esp such a sensitive topic in those days My curiosity was aroused enough to make me watch the marathi movie ' mee nathuram godse boltoy' dispassionately!
May 18, Kunal rated it really liked it.
Aug 18, Vikas rated it really liked it. Superb book. Explains te state of mind and thought process of those men very clearly. I do not want to make judgement on if they did right or the wrong thing, but the way the mind set of those men is pit down is thought provoking.
Good facts covered and the one thing I liked is that they never provided any judgement of thier own, they just provided their perspective of India at that moment and what they thought is correct. Excellent book which provides the insight on plot and execution of the MK. Every time the author mentions the name of great 'veer sarvarkar', he follows it up with a justification on why he shouldn't be linked with the murder plot.
Mar 11, Aniruddha Sen rated it it was amazing. A very good account of the emotions that flowed with partition and men who lost it all Jan 10, Salamander rated it liked it Shelves: There are zillions of books on Mahatma Gandhi, tomes that deal with his politics, his philosophy, his years as an anglicized lawyer in South Africa, his dawning political consciousness, his move to India, his genius, his austerity, his impact on Indian polity and anti-colonialism, his experiments with, well, truth and other things.
There are volumes that record and analyze threadbare, no doubt with some reverence, every facet of his life and work. Yet the number of books on his assassin can be c There are zillions of books on Mahatma Gandhi, tomes that deal with his politics, his philosophy, his years as an anglicized lawyer in South Africa, his dawning political consciousness, his move to India, his genius, his austerity, his impact on Indian polity and anti-colonialism, his experiments with, well, truth and other things.
Yet the number of books on his assassin can be counted on two hands. Having being blitzed about the Mahatma aspect of Gandhi more than about his politics all through school, I was only now, after over two decades, ready to read up on the man who was Gandhi, the state of the country at that time, and the reason why he was killed.
Nehru, fearing Godse would be deified and Gandhi demonized, banned the speech from getting published. Perhaps in the same vein, research into Godse was discouraged.
With the result, we are no closer to understanding Godse or his thinking than we were in Malgonkar was a journalist based in Delhi during the assassination and subsequent trial and sentencing of Godse and fellow conspirators and presumably had a ringside view of the events.
His Marathi background also seems to have helped him in his interviews with the accused and gather some important source materials from their families, including the personal papers of Nathuram.
Perhaps the primary problem, as he himself says, was the vagueness of their memories. That vagueness sometimes percolates into the narrative. The blurring between past and present was confusing. But we as readers are not given much of an insight into how he made those judgement calls. The book is also not that exhaustively indexed or sources made absolutely clear. The circumstantial evidence was pretty damning, but police ineptitude and haphazard investigation process ensured that some lines of evidence were never properly followed through.
Malgonkar acknowledges those damning circumstances, yet appears to bend over backwards in exonerating Savarkar. The book is about the murder, focussing on the last year or so of the assassination.
As a result, the childhood and youth of these men are touched upon only briefly. In the end, it was a quick and easy read. While I got an overview of the events that led to the assassination, there were still huge gaps in my understanding of the kind of man Nathuram was, leave alone the other players.
In the end, Nathuram remains as much of a mystery as ever. Aug 02, Rini rated it it was amazing Shelves: First of all, Hats off to the author! Story is skillfully written without wasting a word, all events in proper chronological order, without casting much of shadow or light on the characters. I am impressed! This is A story of "killers", who were revered though not as widely as their victim, but definitely deeply by their own brethren. A story of an aftermath of Independence, friendship, sacrifice, patriotism, communal riots after Partition;one sordid chapter in history of India!
A great conspiracy t First of all, Hats off to the author!
The men who killed Gandhi
A great conspiracy to murder the saint whose perverse actions resulted on martyring thousands of people in a grand gesture of idealism? A man who went on a fast to persuade Congress leaders to hand over Rs.
Nehru and Patel knew that the money was only to be used to aid further violence in Kashmir but alas, they were not the ones on a fast!! Was it really the rightful share of patrimony?? Also by agreeing to Gandhiji's morally right but dangerously unwise demand at given time, Government had proved that his life was more important than millions of refugees of Partition. The abstracts from Nathuram Godse's speech when he spoke about the motives that had led him to kill Mahatma made me wonder whether our great leaders were really that great or in simple words hypocrites,over-credited ones hidden under the mask of idealism and hidden desire to be loved and followed??
As Mark Twain has said "Too much of anything is bad", was it proved right in case of M. Had too much of idealism,too much of favouritism and a need to adhere to his morales despite of the circumstances cost him his life??
Whether you want to read this book or not,you should read Nathuram Godse's last speech. It covers it all I guess! Mar 09, Aben Lal rated it it was amazing. Masterpiece of a book, well researched, well crafted. Unputable down and engrossing. Easy reading and heavy reading at the same time, depending on your take A small opinion on the book: Each man to his own convictions.
Gandhi paid for his inflexibility and short-sightedness for which both countries are suffering even now after 60 years.
The Men Who Killed Gandhi by Manohar Malgonkar
Nathuram Godse paid for his adventure but an adventure in vain it was not. The times were confused, chaotic, hysterical, frenzied and frankly even fanat Masterpiece of a book, well researched, well crafted. The times were confused, chaotic, hysterical, frenzied and frankly even fanatical.
Points of view were sharp, definitive and immovable. There were no heroes nor villains; each was both a passionate hero and a fanatical villain at the same time, in their own obsessions.
Both paid dearly for their manias. If Gandhi was not a political leader, Godse's deed would surely have been an act of great valour. If there was a declared war, Godse's feat would surely have been hailed him a hero. He was not an assassin who ran away like most cowards do. Instead after the killing he stood his ground and gave himself up. A man of conviction. A man of character. A man who deserved different Jan 19, Piyush Sharma rated it really liked it.
Good piece of work by the author, detailed description of conspiracy, day of execution, pictures and other useful documents makes this book a treat to anyone wants to dig into history.
Got to know Nathuram's side of story and able to connect with him. One thing is clear that both Gandhi and Nathuram were right in their ways. Gandhi on the one hand was a pious man who devoted his life to his countrymen whereas Nathuram was a Hindu that was unable to see the sufferings of his Hindu brothers post p Good piece of work by the author, detailed description of conspiracy, day of execution, pictures and other useful documents makes this book a treat to anyone wants to dig into history.
Gandhi on the one hand was a pious man who devoted his life to his countrymen whereas Nathuram was a Hindu that was unable to see the sufferings of his Hindu brothers post partition. Gandhi's all moves were somehow being favorable to Muslims and his influence on Government was too much than a democratic country should have. His point was to not do violence with Muslim brothers which was right, but he didn't also provide relief to Hindu refugees who lost their everything in Pakistan.
They were hungry, homeless, full of vengeance. Violence is not the solution but what government was doing for refugees, they were like stray dogs in those days. So due to Gandhi's influence on Government and people, Nathuram had to do this crime in order to provide some relief to Hindus. Sometimes too much of anything becomes too bad for society.
Non-violence attitude of Gandhi had become too much to bear anymore. Mar 22, Narasimhan rated it liked it Shelves: The book is all about the Gandhi's killing. This book answers Why Gandhi was killed and How was it done.. After the completion of the book,i didn't feel very bad or sad on Gandhi being killed though the killing didn't served any purpose. You would get into lots of details abo The book is all about the Gandhi's killing.
You would get into lots of details about India during s. The book vividly explains personal details of the killers. Nathuram Godse was brought up like a Girl child to overcome a family curse. His close accomplice in Gandhi's killing , Apte was having a illicit affair with a Christian girl friend despite he belongs to Hindu Mahasabha,now RSS and he gets trapped into police when he tries to get along with her. Aug 26, Saloni rated it it was amazing. I don't frequently write book reviews but when I do, I make sure that the book is worth it.
And this book! This book, is it not worth it? First of all, Big big cheers to the author. If only history books had been like this, I would've aced my tests beyond distinction.
This book is not the kind that might set you madly in love with Godse or Gandhi. It won't. I have read this book and I respect Gandhi even more.
I have read this book and I don't label Godse as a martyr nor as an assa I don't frequently write book reviews but when I do, I make sure that the book is worth it. I have read this book and I don't label Godse as a martyr nor as an assassin. I see them as two persons caught in their own web of extreme philosophies. One too good, another not too bad but both of them rigid as a concrete wall. Rigid is not good. Not good at all. It's a story that is true and interesting at the same time.
The best part of this book is it's neutrality. This book doesn't try to tell you wrongs and rights, it tries to and eventually succeeds to provide you with an ultimate thrilling experience, something only fortunate non fictions are able to do. Manohar Malgonkar, you were a genius. That all being said, how did I find this book?
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