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  • ** FILE ** Mahatma Gandhi is seen in 1948 with two of his disciples. A state in western India has banned author Joseph Lelyveld's new book, which some reports have said indicates Gandhi had a gay lover. (Associated Press)

    Gandhi's blood heads to London auction block

    Yes, you read that headline right. Mahatma Gandhi's blood really is set for auction in London on Tuesday.

  • SIMMONS: Dealing with D.C.’s cloudy fiscal future

    To the Honorable Darrell E. Issa and Elijah E. Cummings: As chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, respectively, your plate is always full because your committee's taut mission statement is to ensure an "efficient, effective government" on the national and D.C. level, which you also oversee.

  • **FILE** Natwar M. Gandhi, chief financial officer of the District of Columbia, responds to questions during an interview in Washington on April 9, 2012. (The Washington Times)

    D.C. CFO Gandhi to resign

    D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi is resigning after 13 years holding the post, he announced Friday.

  • Glass' meditation on Gandhi returns to Met

    "Satyagraha," Philip Glass' at times magical _ and at times maddening _ meditation on the early career of Gandhi, is back at the Metropolitan Opera where it enjoyed a triumphant run three years ago.

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Diminutive actor Raghubir Yadav plays Adolf Hitler in the Indian movie "Dear Friend Hitler," based on two letters Mahatma Gandhi wrote to the Fuhrer beseeching him to avoid war. Avijit Dutt plays Gandhi.

    A real-life 'Springtime for Hitler' from India?

    "Dear Friend Hitler," a new Bollywood film based on an actual exchange of letters between Adolf Hitler and Mahatma Gandhi, seemed to have all the makings of a cultural provocation. Instead, it's turning out to be a punch line.

  • FILE - In this undated file photo, Mahatma Gandhi smiles aboard the S.S. Rajputana en route to the Second Round Table Conference on Dominion Status for India, (September - December 1931) in London. A state in western India banned Pulitzer-Prize winning author Joseph Lelyveld's new book about Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, after reviews saying it hints that the father of India's independence had a homosexual relationship. (AP Photo/James A. Mills, File)

    APNewsBreak: Calif. event for Gandhi book canceled

    An educational organization has canceled an event planned for a Mahatma Gandhi biography that was banned in part of India after reviews hinted the father of the nation's independence had a homosexual relationship.

  • ** FILE ** Mahatma Gandhi is seen in 1948 with two of his disciples. A state in western India has banned author Joseph Lelyveld's new book, which some reports have said indicates Gandhi had a gay lover. (Associated Press)

    Book banned over claims it says Gandhi had gay lover

    A state in western India banned Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld's new book about Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday after reviews saying it hints that the father of India's independence had a homosexual relationship.

  • In this book cover image released by Knopf, "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India", by Joseph Lelyveld, is shown. (AP Photo/Knopf)

    India state bans book hinting Gandhi had gay lover

    A state in western India banned Pulitzer-Prize winner Joseph Lelyveld's new book about Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday after reviews saying it hints that the father of India's independence had a homosexual relationship. The author says his work is being misinterpreted.

  • India state bans book suggesting Gandhi bisexual

    A state in western Indian state has banned Pulitzer-Prize winning author Joseph Lelyveld's new book about Mahatma Gandhi

  • In this book cover image released by Knopf, "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India", by Joseph Lelyveld, is shown. (AP Photo/Knopf)

    A portrait of Gandhi's growth as social reformer

    "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India" (Alfred A. Knopf), by Joseph Lelyveld: In this revealing, original portrait of the man known as the "Father of India," Joseph Lelyveld charts the development of Gandhi's social vision, tying his early experiences as a lawyer in South Africa to the movement he went on to lead at home.

  • BOOK REVIEW: Indian mistreatment during World War II

    The year 2010 has been rough on the reputation of Sir Winston Churchill, the wartime leader of Great Britain. In the spring, "Winston's War," a book by the respected military writer Max Hastings tore so many holes in Churchill's reputation as a strategist that one reviewer wondered that had he died in 1942, "Germany might have been defeated sooner."

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