A classic by Manohar Malgonkar, this edition of The Men Who Killed Gandhi is illustrated with important photographs and documents. A brilliantly researched book on the murder of the Mahatma, it takes the readers to the days of Partition, riots, forced migration, and the days of the new beginning of a country. The division of the country had left many people distraught with the political leadership of India and their various decisions that had effected the lives of millions of people. Nathuram Vinayak Godse, Narayan Apte, Madanlal Pahwa, and Vishnu Karkare were just a few believers of Hindu Sangathan, who took things in their hands and decided to kill the Mahatma. Written like a thriller, the book chronicles the birth of an idea on 13 January in 1948 to its execution on 30 January.
About the Author
Manohar Malgonkar was born in 1913 in a royal family, which had its roots in Goa. After graduating from Mumbai University, he served in the Maratha Light Infantry. A big game hunter, civil servant, mine owner and farmer, he also stood for Parliament in the early seventies. Most of this activity was during momentous times of Indian history – the build up to independence and its aftermath – often the setting for his works. The socio-historical milieu of those times forms the backdrop of his works, which are usually full of action and adventure, reflective, in some way, of his own life. His works spans all genres from novels to biographies to history books. Some of them are Distant Drum, Combat of Shadows, The Princes, A Bend in the Ganges, The Devil’s Wind, The Garland Keepers, Bombay Beware, Inside Goa, The Sea Hawk: Life and Battles of Kanhoji Angrey, Chhatrapatis of Kolhapur and Dropping Names. After retirement, Manohar Malgonkar settled on his farm at Barbusa near Belgaum.