The re­al­ist and the utopian . . . 28

The Washington Times Weekly - - Page Two -

Win­ston Churchill was to the manor born. Ma­hatma Gandhi was born into a high caste well-todo mid­dle class Hindu fam­ily and lived in a “fine” three-story house. For decades, each man was ob­sessed with the fu­ture of In­dia. In his metic­u­lously re­searched book, Arthur Her­man ex­am­ines the strug­gle of th­ese two un­likely ti­tans, though he does not say who was the more in­flu­en­tial in de­ter­min­ing the fate of Bri­tish In­dia, much less in the tribal-re­li­gious car­nage be­tween Hin­dus and Mus­lims that the ripped the sub­con­ti­nent apart.

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