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Coming In 2022: Nathuram Godse’s Biography By Pan Macmillan India

Mumbai: We are just halfway into the year, but here’s a reason to already look forward to 2022.

Pan Macmillan India will be publishing a biography of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse next year, PTI reported.

Titled ‘Nathuram Godse: The True Story of Gandhi’s Assassin’, the book is being authored by Mumbai-based journalist Dhaval Kulkarni.

Millions of words have been used to put into words one of the most defining moments of India’s history. Yet, there the curiosity over the man and his act remains unending.

“The book will be a deep-dive account and delve into the cataclysmic chain of events both before and after Gandhi’s murder,” Kulkarni was quoted as saying.

“It will lay special emphasis on accessing source material and writings in Marathi, which is necessary considering the assassination plot was born and developed in the region that belonged to the erstwhile Bombay Presidency,” he added.

According to Pan Macmillan India editorial head Teesta Guha Sarkar, it’s a “truly groundbreaking” work.

“With Nathuram Godse being hailed as a patriot by specific factions in the politically turbulent India of today, it has become imperative to newly understand the historical events that have brought us here,” she said.

Some BJP leaders had described Godse as a martyr and nationalist, leading to a nationwide furore.

“It (biography) not only presents an incisive and revelatory portrait of India’s most infamous assassin but also uncovers the far-reaching influence of the murder and the motivations behind it on the nation’s political journey,” she added.

Godse shot Gandhi from point blank range at Delhi on January 30, 1948.

Kulkarni’s previous books include ‘The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow of Their Senas’ and ‘The Bawla Murder Case: Love, Lust and Crime in Colonial India’.