The slimness of this book is its first surprise, seeming almost at odds with the weighty title. As Judith Brown states in the Introduction, the aim was to reach a wide audience ‘at university level and even among school students’, as also readers ‘who may know little about India but wish to know more about such a significant and intriguing figure’ as Gandhi.
When Indu Jain published her first collection of poems, titled 64 Poems, I had reviewed it in Hindi and remember to have said that she is a new poetess with promise. Her second collection is now available. I am glad that the promise is fulfilled. She has matured in her expression.