New Book on Gandhi: A Great Soul with Wrinkles

Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 09:31 AM

The New York Times Book Review features a new biography of Gandhi by Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Lelyveld that focuses on his role as a "social reformer," and often a frustrated one: "Gandhi is still routinely called 'the father of the nation' in India, but it is hard to see what remains of him beyond what Lelyveld calls his 'nimbus.' His notions about sex and spinning and simple living have long since been abandoned."