Why I Assassinated Mahatma Gandhi

Why I Assassinated Mahatma Gandhi Book contains the original statement given by Nathuram Godse Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi Writer is real brother of Nathuram Godse himself and narrates his accounts of all the events and takes us throug

  • Title: Why I Assassinated Mahatma Gandhi
  • Author: Nathuram Vinayak Godse Gopal Godse
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book contains the original statement given by Nathuram Godse Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.Writer is real brother of Nathuram Godse himself and narrates his accounts of all the events and takes us through the day of assassination till the day Nathuram Godse was hanged.Writer also puts forward crucial accounts of public and political opinions and reactions which were stirredBook contains the original statement given by Nathuram Godse Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.Writer is real brother of Nathuram Godse himself and narrates his accounts of all the events and takes us through the day of assassination till the day Nathuram Godse was hanged.Writer also puts forward crucial accounts of public and political opinions and reactions which were stirred up by assassination itself and also by Nathuram Godse s official statement to court.

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    1. I came to know that this "book" is finally available in India only yesterday, when a firestorm broke over it in one of the reading groups I am part of on FB. It was banned in India, mostly for the same reasons that Mein Kampf is banned in Germany: it is the voice of a villain from the political past, which may find rapport with like-minded people awaiting to go astray. This argument is absolute bollocks and the banning of the book was a political act - and it was reversed, too, as a political ac [...]

    2. My goodness! I never would have thought that I would give this piece a 4 star rating. But this work is an argument by Nadhuram Godse justifying killing Gandhi, & as far as arguments go, this is a well-argued one. Even the judge preciding over the trial G.D.Khosla wrote, “I have no doubt that had the audience of that day been constituted into a jury and entrusted with the task of deciding Godse’s appeal, they would have brought in a verdict of ‘not guilty’ by an overwhelming majority [...]

    3. Got this banned book in a book fare. Must read to get a counter opinion on India's most loved man Gandhi. Nathuram Godse Justifies why was it important to kill him.

    4. An amazing book ! Nathuram Godse had his reasons to assassinate Mahatma. I can't judge them. Reading this book, it feels that those reasons were pretty logical; but then I haven't read much about Gandhiji. Basically I don't know if Nathuram Godse was right or not but what I know is that he was a great soul; confident at his convictions and yet at the same time flexible enough to accept the truth even if it possibly shattered all his beliefs on which he based his entire life. The statement, he de [...]

    5. To start off,my interest in this book was generated by social media and Hindu proproganda.But this book contains Godse' s statements and never glorifies him.The thing I learnt is extreme non violence is also violence.Lastly Godse didn't do the right thing.

    6. I have been very critical of Gandhiji's supremacy over Indian Politics in last 3 decades of undivided / non-independent India.His failure of all three movements he either started or participated is well known. His pro-Muslim and anti-Hindu philosophy is what is the basis of today's so called Seculars (Sick-ulars). I'm not anti-Muslims but rather than looking into problems on both sides, history has the occasions when he knowingly looked away from atrocities being levied on Hindus in particular.T [...]

    7. The very easy task is to differentiate between good and bad, malevolent and benevolent but differentiate between the two goods is quite difficult. Same thing is happening here both are very intellectual persons so you could not decide who is wrong because both have their own valid issues. As far as my concern I totally condemn the assassination, there are many ways to express your views. Nathuram Vinayak Godse did dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi at Birla Temple and he did not gave any response [...]

    8. i think nathu ram godse was right and there must be some reason behind this that he killed gandhi and someone foreigner have told gandhi that someone of your own country will kill you and same happened

    9. There's much commotion these days of books being banned and such. While this is not a book in the true sense of the word (it is a statement by Nathuram Godse, given in court as he stood accused of assassinating Mahatma Gandhi), it is perhaps one of the earliest documents that was banned by the government, from being published. (The ban was lifted in 1968).It has been converted to a book form by his younger brother, who was also imprisoned as a co-conspirator for abetment and was imprisoned for [...]

    10. I took a long time to finish such a thin book. Sometimes I needed to sit with a marker to highlight facts.While no violence can be defended least of all, that of Gandhi. But it can't be denied that Nathuram put his case very logically. It also affirmed what I always felt: that Gandhi was not very democratic in his approach. All kinds of satyagraha and fast unto death are manipulative and blackmail. I felt similarly in the recent Anna Hazare case too. Ironically, had Nathuram not killed him, Gand [...]

    11. This book was finally published after the court intervened. It gives a great insight into the way Godse thought and the events leading to the assasination. A good read for anyone who wants to know more about the historical background and the socio cultural context of the incident

    12. My father asked me, do you think any reason can justify (WHY in the book title) an assassination? I couldn't say much.

    13. Firstly, I am lucky to get paper copy of this banned book. This book is not about the moral policing, judgement of action or a personality demeaning book towards Gandhi. As the title suggests, book reveals the rational Godse behind murdering Gandhi. Godse's story is inriguing and compelling at the same time. This book reflects the gray period India went through. Gandhi was the reason for quite a few attrocious things that India went through.I would not dwell much upon this sensitive topic, but t [...]

    14. That's really worth reading.I don't know why this book was banned. If this would haven't banned then every Indian would have knew about the ill-mentality of Gandhi of keeping him before nation. This work from the accused of Gandhi's assassination deeply cleared the reason for why he should have done that.The time when every sort of Indian trying to get rid of British rule in India, this Bluff-master kept trying his ill instincts to rule the country rather than helping to let us be a free nation. [...]

    15. Sad that no Indian gets to learn this side of the storyIt is very unfortunate that as citizens of India we do not get the opportunity to listen to the other side. Indian history was written by Congress and therefore there is no room given to anything that is against them. Current day politics is still on the same lines. Minority appeasement should stop for a just society to emerge.

    16. Must readEnlightening read. Very efficiently shows his perspective .Must read for those even remotely interested in contemporary politics. Short and precise.

    17. I got hold of this book from a book fair. The publication of Godse's statement delivered in the court had been banned until 1968. A pretty good reason to be intrigued by what the Government doesn't want the public to know regarding him. This book is all about the facts they don't teach you in school. For someone like me, who has less political knowledge of India, this book was an eye-opener. The respect I had for Mahatma Gandhi came shattering down steadily as I turned the pages one after anothe [...]

    18. Let the truth prevail. Eye opening facts. Read and experience, this book is above reviews. History is doctored and so as the belief system.

    19. I always had the curiousity in knowing the reasoning behind Assassination of 'The Father of Nation' Gandhiji and hence when I came across this book on Jaipur airport I simply bought the book. I have an inclination towards history and hence the obvious choice. And I don't repent taking this book.The book starts with the summary of events preceding the assassination then moving onto the police investigations and arrests. It further details the reply to the charge sheet which forms the crux of the [...]

    20. Godse's arguments justifying the assassination of Gandhi are extremely logical, well-reasoned and displays immense clarity of thought on his part. His arguments give the reader a very good insight into the workings of the political establishment of that time based around the "Gandhian philosophy". Godse comes across as someone with excellent leadership qualities with the power of convincing his audience in a rational unbiased manner. Sample this: Mr. Justice Khosla, the Chief Justice of India du [...]

    21. While reading 'Gandhi: His life and Message for the world' by Louis Fischer, I do came across several inconsistencies in ideas and reasons of Gandhi Ji. Nathuram made the statement in court warning the country about the consequences of appeasement of minority, which according to him Gandhi Ji was preaching during his undisputed leadership of 33 years. Looking at the current political scenario where the word 'secularism' changed its meaning from what it was supposed to be the tolerance of another [...]

    22. The news that Gandhiji had decided to go on a fast to force India to transfer Rs. 55 crores to Pakistan, was being broadcast over the news media in all languages. Pandit Nathuram Vinayak Godse and Narayan Dattatray Apte - the editor and manager of the Marathi daily, the Hindu Rashtra, were sitting in their office and reading it on their teleprinter, when they suddenly made their 'great decision' - Gandhi had to be killed.What an amazing read! I felt like watching the court hearing right in front [...]

    23. A book with court statement of Nathuram godse which kind of give insights on what situation forced him to take this decision. Gives insights on the different political views prevailing at that time.

    24. The book is based on the statement given by Nathuram Godse during his trial. With the utmost dedication to facts and his crystal clear belief of his actions, Godse remained composed and steadfast during the proceedings, expatiating the conviction behind the assassination. The then CJI Justice Khosla, who presided over the case, in his memoirs, The Murder of the Mahtama, has written this particular stanza about Nathuram after he gave his narration: I have, however, no doubt that had the audience [...]

    25. I read the tamil version of this work.A must read book. Some truths are made very clear in this splendid book:1) Gandhi was not the reason for India's independence. Lot of great leaders like Subhash Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak,etc were the only reason for our Independence.2) Gandhi was the sole reason for the partition of India.3) Gandhi was very partial in supporting the Muslim community.

    26. What kind of person throws a tantrum like I will starve to death if you don’t agree with my conditions?No I shall reject your counter arguments, even if they may or may not be right.If you were to play such mind games on me, I would have had you let you die and probably eat delicacies right in front of you.

    27. Its a 6min essayThe transcript contains exact words and blames Mahatma Gandhi for being a pro-muslim and contributing towards separation of India and Pakistan, but provides no reason, no pretext of why things happened the way they did. Overall its too short a read and not worth purchasing.

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