Mahatma Gandhi our father, nation tells Katju
Former SC Judge Faces Flak For Blog Post
Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's blog post, which condemns Mahatma Gandhi as "an agent of the British who did great harm to India" has shocked citizens. His belief is defied by the fact that thousands research Bapu's life story to this day.
Katju recently dismissed Satyagraha as "reactionary nonsense" and said Bapu helped the British by eulogizing Hinduism and alienating Muslims.
At Grant Road, the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal, which sells books by and about the Mahatma, finds that people worldwide nurture an abiding faith in him. Each year on his death anniversary, Sarvodaya offers Gandhi literature at half the cover price. Last year, books worth more than Rs 5.5 lakh sold within six days.