After Bengal, Bihar and Punjab, it was Delhi’s time to burn. Independence had been achieved, but the streets were deserted. Riots had erupted and corpses lined many streets. As the refugees poured into the city, their anger at having lost everything was incandescent. Lord Mountbatten observed: “If we go down in Delhi, we are finished.”
Once again, the political leadership looked to Gandhi. Once again, they asked for a miracle. And, once again, Gandhi stepped up.
We are in conversation with Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of the Mahatma, a great chronicler of the Mahatma’s life and a peace activist.