Congress historian Aditya Mukherjee, who wrote A Centenary History of the Indian
National Congress, is a busy man these days. Reason? He is receiving endless calls from Congress leaders who have developed a sudden curiosity for all things related to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Ever since BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi claimed the legacy of the Great Sardar, Congress leaders, hitherto fed on a steady diet of dynasty politics, are ploughing through history books to find out what Patel had to say about RSS and Hindutva. The one book they are searching for, however, Rajmohan Gandhi’s Patel: A Life, remains out of print.