A biographer of Mahatma Gandhi, Gowri Munjal was given the responsibility by the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam to write a biography of the great freedom fighter. His first task was to make an in-depth research on all the Leaders that came before him. His researches led him to conclude that the inspiration for Gandhi’s philosophy and action must have come from his upbringing at Gowri in Karnat, which was the original birthplace of the first Gandhi family. The Gandhi family used to prepare their food with milk from the cow’s milk sheds at Kulu.
He used to narrate the story of how Amilhan took nine years to complete his book just because he was told that the book published after his death would not be complete without his first article. That was a story that went viral and spread like wildfire. The news reached the Indian people like a virus, and the rest is history. In the first article, he had mentioned that the Gandhi family never bought a share for their daughter, as that was considered dowry by the then Indian society. He also had told how Dr APJ Abdul Kalam made him edit the first chapter of the book just to keep things in perspective.
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I read the first article and was hooked. I followed the story of the biographer, who was as equally as talented as the writer. I read through it again, looking for new insights. What I understood from the first article was that this was a story that was not written to be told. As such, there were some things that I did not understand and that may not be clear to everyone, especially those who do not have any background on Gandhi.
However, I understood that the story was meant to be an inspiration and that the writer had tried to make something more personal, in terms of size. It was very interesting to read that the writer had put so much effort into choosing just the right words to capture all that happened in the legendary event. For anyone who does not know what happened during those years, it would be better if they read the first article before anything else. Otherwise, they would miss out on the real meaning that lies in the backdrop of the story.
That was just one thing that I found missing from the first article. I liked the fact that he wrote a separate biography by interviewing many personalities. I liked the way he quoted events, and he included certain context-like the difference between an interview and an oral history. The problem I had with the second article was the way he presented the Gandhi-Vs-Clementine relationship. The memoirist had clearly portrayed the pivotal moments but had left out some critical facts that might undermine his overall thesis.
What is the use of having a book about biographies if we do not get the whole story, and especially when we have access to the right quotes? That is to say, if we are not allowed to look at the raw data as it truly was then how can we really evaluate how accurately these biographies were written? To me, the lack of quoting only serves to make the work that is available here a poor replication of other works.