THE SECRET DIARY OF KASTURBA – Deccan Herald 23 October


Neelima Dalmia Adhar

Tranquebar, 2016, pp 498, Rs.406

He is the Mahatma, a man the world venerates. But for Kastur, the child bride who married the boy next door, Mohandas was a sexually-driven, self-righteous, and overbearing husband. Kastur is long dead, but she lives on in the pages of her diary. The author lays it bare to tell the world what it meant to be Kasturba Gandhi