Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Biographer: Gandhi's Jewish architect lover

    Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi

    A biographer of Mahatma Gandhi has claimed that the hero of Indian independence had a male Jewish partner who almost caused the break-up of his marriage.

    In his book, Great Soul, former New York Times executive editor Joseph Lelyveld said Gandhi met German Jewish architect Hermann Kallenbach in 1908.

    Mr Lelyveld said the pair became romantically involved during Gandhi’s time working in South Africa, but were separated at the beginning of the First World War.

    In a letter to Mr Kallenbach quoted in the biography, Gandhi allegedly wrote that he would no longer "look lustfully upon any woman" and said: "How completely thou have taken possession of my body.”

    Mr Lelyveld also alleged in the biography that Gandhi was a racist who considered black South Africans to be uncivilised.

World

It's Chanucah Song time!

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Chanucah Song time!
World

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...

JC Reporter

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...
World

Theresa May agrees to look into case of British...

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Theresa May agrees to look into case of British...
World

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...

Sonia Zhuravlyova

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...
World

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...

Toby Axelrod

Thursday, December 1, 2016

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...
World

"This is probably the last election for me" Hol...

Michael Moran

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"This is probably the last election for me" Hol...
World

Australian abuse report

Henry Benjamin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Australian abuse report
World

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...
World

Tatiana Navka, wife of Putin’s press secretary,...

Michael Moran

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tatiana Navka, wife of Putin’s press secretary,...