India to ban Pulitzer Prize-winning book on Mahatma Gandhi

16:54, March 30, 2011      

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The Indian government is planning to ban a controversial book by Pulitzer Prize-winning former editor of The New York Times Joseph Lelyveld, which has quoted correspondence to suggest that Mahatma Gandhi was "bisexual ", local media reported Wednesday.

"The government has taken a serious note of the book that has made disgraceful statement on the national leader. It is demeaning for the nation," Indian Law Minister Veerappa Moily was quoted as saying by the media in the western city of Pune Tuesday.

The new book has alleged that the Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, left his wife Kasturba to spend two years with his architect friend Hermann Kallenbach to further an alleged homosexual relationship.

Gandhian experts have, however, dubbed this as a complete disregard for facts.

Source: Xinhua
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