An original take on Gandhi’s last days, translated from Tamil by N Kalyan Raman
GANDHI WOKE UP as soon as the sound of Dhaniklal’s footsteps came closer.
‘Dhaniklalji, you haven’t gone to sleep yet? Why are you up and about at midnight? I have begged you so many times not to trouble yourself over me. You people are making me feel guilty. Our duty right now is to do something for our grief-stricken people. That would be far more worthwhile than ministering to me, Dhaniklalji!’