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[(Gandhi)] [by: Jad Adams] (Anglais)
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While piecemeal by piecemeal Adams constructs Gandhi from a lawyer to an international icon, he does many brave things that other biographers would have foiled differently: he exposes his failure as a father and a family man, his almost farcical reliance on fasting to manoeuvre political stalemates, and his convenient and wavering ideals. Yet his shrewd genius gets as much footage: his adeptness at skirting straight political questions, his impact on the masses and his eye for staging the perfect propaganda (I almost punched in the air with Adams' description of the Salt March). In his later years, his degeneration to an idiosyncratic mass-icon completely out-of-sync with the complex political realities of nation-creation fills you with gloom as the memory of his lucid, driven times a few pages back is too fresh. By letting us into the accounts of those surrounding him, Adams uses a very successful device of turning the more conventional, reality-anchored politicians and family members of Gandhi as reader surrogates whose reactions transport you right next to them as they are comforted and angered by Gandhi in equal measure.
I revelled in all the political detail and particulates and in the way Adams accords respect to the actions and reactions of other players erecting the changing nation and tolerating the changing Gandhi. The context-setting has brevity enough to never lose itself in the granularities and deliver the two larger arcs of a country-in-transition and hero-forever-in-transition grippingly.
And Gandhi emerges as a totally new kind of a hero through this biography: a man with such agency and such colour who in his own contrived manner kept on trying to connect his physical state with the political future of his country. As a self-fashioned "moral-supremacist" and a "metaphysical warrior" of sorts, witnessing a summary of all his experiments with sex, intimacy, diet and then his pathological need to record every whiff of his doubts and uncertainties, never really overcoming them and moving on after some convenient self-justification: it's like an amped-up version of all us mortals out there who want to chisel a better, more refined version of themselves every morning when they wake up. Thanks to Adams, you have the illusion of experiencing the life and times of this hyper-engaged individual who happened to impact the world.
Will give it another try as want to know whether Mr Adams has any proof of his research. Not enjoyable.
But it's well worth a read.
I've no business reviewing this book as my copy is still in the mail. I'm rather disappointed that it is not more readily available in the US. I think I get the point though, having read many an article on this practice of Gandhi sleeping naked with pretty young women as a test. (And interesting to me that to amp up the test, he traded a 33 year old Sushila for an 18 year old hottie. Hmmm.
Not knowing about this spiritual practice of sleeping naked with pretty women, I landed on the same in my personal life, trying to find a way to date in my mid fifties. The point for me was not to get head over heals physically involved with a woman before I was pretty sure we had some road to go down together. I started requiring/asking that she spend the night and that we sleep naked and have breakfast in the morning. The idea was not to amp up the sexual part so much as the naked and the communing part; which seems what Gandhi was about. I would say that this practice was only part of his life, article worthy more than book worthy perhaps. As to the man being in to kink, what could be more kinky (but the Catholic Church teaches this, no?) than having married people knock off the bonk after the kids appear.
I'll come back to this book review once my copy arrives and I've finished it. But for now, I think some of the other reviewers may have missed the point of spirituality and human connecting and being in the body and on the planet before God.