Joseph Lelyveld

  • Lelyveld on Gandhi's efforts for Hindu-Muslim unity April 8, 2011

    New York: Joseph Lelyveld whose new book on Mahatma Gandhi had created a controversy in India recently has spoken of efforts made by the freedom fighter to keep peace between Hindus and Muslims during the riots leading up to the partition. "It's almost Shakespearean in its nobility the example it set...
  • Gandhi book may be released in India this month April 6, 2011

    Boston: Joseph Lelyveld's controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi will be available in India later this month and the author is hopeful that the storm over his work will subside. The book will be published in India "within less than three weeks" and will be widely available in the country, he said. The...
  • Moily rules out ban on Lelyveld's Gandhi book April 4, 2011

    Nagpur: Union Law minister Veerappa Moily has ruled out Centre imposing a ban on the controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi by Joseph Lelyveld stating that the American author himself has denied writing anything adverse about the leader. Moily said it was the review of the book by the interpretors which led...
  • Ban on books: a question mark on democracy? April 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The latest biography on Mahatma Gandhi, 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India' is not even available here yet, but Gujarat and Maharashtra are banning it. The central government is deciding not to, after some consideration. The Pulitzer Prize winning author and former New York Times executive...
  • Book on Gandhi stirs up a controversy March 31, 2011

    The book, 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India', by Joseph Lelyveld has found itself in a pool of controversy with state governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra banning it while the author himself is defending his book, saying that he never called the Mahatma a racist and a...
  • Author of Mahatma book defends himself March 31, 2011

    The word bisexual never appears in the book, said Joseph Lelyveld in an interview. ...
  • After Maharashtra, Gujarat bans book on Gandhi March 30, 2011

    Gandhinagar: A controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi was banned in his home state of Gujarat on Wednesday. A resolution to ban the book, 'Great Soul', was moved in the state assembly by Chief Minister Narendra Modi and passed unanimously. The book, 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India', by Pulitzer...
  • Westerners misunderstand Mahatma: Tushar Gandhi March 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi, honoured as the father of the nation, may have been involved in a relationship with a German-Jewish architect and amateur bodybuilder Hermann Kallenbach, back in 1907. A new biography of Gandhi, called Great Soul - Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India, by a Pulitzer Prize...
  • Maharashtra to ban controversial book on Gandhi May 18, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will initiate steps to ban sale of a controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Joseph Lelyveld. "Gandhiji was a respected leader and is known as the father of nation. He led the freedom movement of India. The government will initiate steps to ensure that the...
  • Bapu a bisexual, racist: Controversial book March 29, 2011

    Book also claims that Gandhi had an affair with German-Jewish architect & bodybuilder Hermann Kallenbach. ...
  • "I didn't allege Gandhi was racist or bisexual" March 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The author of a new book on the life of Mahatma Gandhi angrily dismissed claims that he alleged Gandhi left his wife for a gay lover or was a racist despite upholding the cause of the downtrodden all his life. 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi And His Struggle With India'...