The realist and the utopian . . . 28
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.