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Centre to ban book on Mahatma: Moily
New Delhi, March 30 (Agencies):
Published on 30 Mar. 2011 11:30 PM IST
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Union law minister, M Veerappa Moily, on Tuesday said the Centre would ban the book, Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi And His Struggle With India, calling its contents “baseless, sensational and heresy and denigrating a national leader”.
He was speaking to media persons after addressing a party meeting at Congress Bhavan here. “The Union government will plan out how to prohibit the book,” he said. The book by Joseph Lelyveld, claims that Mahatma Gandhi, a renowned advocate of celibacy, truth and non-violence, was also a bisexual and a racist. It claims Gandhi had an affair with German-Jewish architect and bodybuilder, Hermann Kallenbach, for whom he supposedly left his wife Kasturba in 1908.
The book also claims the Mahatma had a racist attitude towards Africans.
Meanwhile, a resolution to ban the book, “Great Soul”, was moved in the state assembly by Chief Minister Narendra Modi and passed unanimously.

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