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Gandhi Gram: The village that is a testimonial to the Mahatma’s grit

In his book ‘India After Gandhi’, Ramchandra Guha recounts a conversation between Mahatma Gandhi and his friend in Calcutta in September, 1947. After brutal violence in the city, when Gandhi decided to go on a fast, his friend, trying to convince him to break his fast, told Gandhi, “If you die the conflagration will be worse.”