From ‘A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling’ By V S Naipaul

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Gandhi was fifty-five when he began dictating his autobiography in weekly instalments, one short chapter a week, for his magazine Navajivan. He was dictating, in Gujarati, to his trusted secretary and translator into English, Mahadev Desai, who also took part in many of Gandhi’s political campaigns. Writer and translator couldn’t have been closer; in its […]

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