Moily rules out ban on Lelyveld`s Gandhi book

Union Law minister Veerappa Moily has ruled out Centre imposing a ban on the controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi by Joseph Lelyveld stating that the American author himself has denied writing anything adverse about the leader.

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2011, 12:08 PM IST

Nagpur: Union Law minister Veerappa Moily has
ruled out Centre imposing a ban on the controversial book on
Mahatma Gandhi by Joseph Lelyveld stating that the American
author himself has denied writing anything adverse about the
leader.

Moily said it was the review of the book by the
interpreters which led to sharp reactions all over the country
on the alleged comments regarding Gandhi`s sexuality.

"There is no question of banning the book as the author
has clarified that he has not written what has been attributed
to the book," Moily told reporters here yesterday.

Lelyveld`s book `Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his
Struggle with India` became the centre of controversy
for allegedly carrying certain `derogatory` remarks about his
lifestyle and sexual conduct.

PTI