Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India

New Delhi: Intellectuals and Gandhi kin have come out in the open against the clamour for taking out of shelves a controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi, saying banning is not a "democratic response".

Gujarat government has already banned the book "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld while Maharashtra is contemplating such an action. Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily had also hinted at such a possibility earlier.

The reviews of the book hit the newspapers in England and US had claimed that the book says Gandhi was a bisexual and had a German-Jewish bodybuilder lover in Hermann Kallenbach.